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Interview with Morena Baccarin at the Premiere of "Serenity"

Morena Baccarin on "Serenity," Joss Whedon, and "Wonder Woman"

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Interview with Morena Baccarin at the Premiere of

Morena Baccarin at the Premiere of "Serenity"

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Morena Baccarin on the Release of "Serenity:" "I’m excited. I’m really looking forward to seeing how people are going to receive it. I’m very proud of it and hopefully it will be a good thing."

Morena Baccarin on the Change in Tone from "Firefly" to "Serenity:" "It’s a little darker and, as Nathan [Fillion] likes to say, a little sweatier. A lot more action going on, some more humor, but all in all it’s a little grittier and it kind of gets under your skin. It’s really great."

Morena Baccarin Gets Into the Action: "Yeah, I get to do a little bit of ass kicking, a little, but it’s nice. A little archery. I think my character is in a very different place when this starts from where the series was, and I end up in a very different place this time as the movie ends. I think we all have a very good transition."

Inara Knows Archery?: "She knows everything. Don’t ever underestimate Inara (laughing)."

Morena Baccarin on Her Character's Relationship with Mal: There was a lot of flirting and teasing going on between Inara and Fillion's character, Malcolm Reynolds, in "Firefly." Is that expanded on in "Serenity?" "You know, those two, their relationship, it’s the 'Moonlighting' thing. Who knows if it’s ever going to work out. That whole process I don’t think is ever going to end."

Morena Baccarin on Sci-Fi Films: "You know what? I like 'Space Odyssey.' I loved 'Star Wars' growing up, the old ones. So I sort of like those movies, but I wasn’t a sci-fi addict. Being a part of a sci-fi show was very cool."

Morena Baccarin's Favorite Scene in "Serenity:" "There’s so much that I love. I really like to watch the stuff between Nathan and Chiwetel Ejiofor. They were really great together when they’re facing off. And the way they fight – Nathan’s so dirty and he’s so clean and just wiping the sweat off of his brow while Nathan’s completely overtaken by the fight. I loved watching him."

Morena Baccarin Shares Her Favorite Joss Whedon Memory: "Well in general, I love it when we’re on set and he’s giving us a note and he goes, 'Okay, that was great but can you do it better? Can you try acting?'"

Is "Wonder Woman" in Her Future?: Baccarin has been asked if she's up for the role of "Wonder Woman" ever since it was announced that Joss Whedon was involved with the film. Baccarin said, "I feel bad for Joss because I’m sure he’s getting bombarded with questions about it. I mean, I’m not going to say no to a superhero but it’s not up to me."

On Sticking to the Script: "Joss is a stickler for his words. Everything – I mean every ‘the’ ‘of’ ‘and’ – everything."

More Movies or a Return to TV: Baccarin thinks if there's an immediate future for "Firefly"/"Serenity," it'll take place on the big screen rather than the little. "Let’s do some movies and then see where it goes," said Baccarin.

Morena Baccarin on "Firefly" Fans: "The fans are responsible for where we are now and it’s incredibly humbling to be a part of that with them."

On "Serenity" DVD Bonus Material: "Yeah, they’ll be a really good blooper reel. Hopefully they’ll put the whole version of it. It’s pretty funny. We had a blooper reel cut together when we wrapped and there's a lot of Nathan screwing up."

What Fans Most Want to See in "Serenity:" "I think they want to see the characters that they recognize in extraordinary circumstances – and they will see that."

What's Next: "I’m working on getting a job. And I have a television thing that might possibly work out, but I can’t talk about it yet. So we’ll keep our fingers crossed and see what happens."

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