Mar 20 2015
When actress Morena Baccarin chooses a role, she needs to not only like the material, but also be inspired by something in the story and/or the character.
“I try to do good material, things that interest me – at least I thought that way because you never know how things are gonna turn out – but I really try to follow my gut,” explained Baccarin, who lives in Los Angeles with filmmaker Austin Chick (XX/XY), her husband of more than three years.
Baccarin has made her mark in Hollywood by playing strong and nuanced characters, most notably military wife Jessica Brody on Homeland – for which she was nominated for an Emmy – and Inara Serra on the cult sci-fi/Western Firefly and its big-screen sequel Serenity. Other notable roles include Anna on V, Adria on Stargate SG-1, Erica Flynn on The Mentalist, Rachel on The Red Tent, Isobel Swift on The Good Wife, Black Canary on Justice League Unlimited, Cheetah on Batman: The Brave and The Bold, and Talia al Ghul in the straight-to-DVD animated movie Son of Batman.
Currently, she provides the voice of the computer Gideon on The Flash and has a recurring role as Dr. Leslie Thompkins on Gotham, which is a Batman prequel series. It was recently announced Baccarin will be in the Deadpool movie, with Ryan Reynolds reprising the titular role from 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which is slated for a 2016 release.
“Certain characters and certain stories move you, and you feel you can tell a story and you’re inspired by them – those are always the best jobs,” she said.