Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 Gigi Edgley interview
Gigi Edgley got the role of Chiana on Farscape and wanted to create a character that would fit in with the Jim Henson mold. Among her favorite movies is The Dark Crystal and she loves other Jim Henson shows like Fraggle Rock. Edgley knew she would have to bring to life a character that was more than just a human in makeup.
“I wanted to make a character that was completely out of this world,” says Edgley about Chiana. “She’s so brave.”
There was some question as to whether Chiana should have an American or Australian accent. Edgley wanted to go with the softer American vibe because the sultry accent fit Chiana better.
On Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge
“They wanted to have a host who was involved with the Henson Company,” says Edgley about the Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge.
Edgley was nervous about reality TV, but after meeting with some of the people involved she was convinced.
“Their work was second-to-none,” says Edgley. She found the elimination rounds the most difficult because it was hard to cut “amazing” people who designed and fabricated the creatures.
SyFy has not committed to a second season of the Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge. Edgley and the show’s creators are hoping that another network will pick the show up.
More from Gigi Edgley at Salt Lake Comic Con 2014
Gigi Edgley first day panel
Gigi Edgley and Russ Adams on Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge
Growing up Gigi
Gigi Edgley talks about working with the Jim Henson Company as Chiana
Gigi Edgley talks about joining 'Farscape'