The former Star Trek Borg drone Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) might have always been formal and regimented, but the Seven that fans get to see in Star Trek: Picard is a whole lot different than what fans are used to. Unlike the old Seven of Nine, this version of the Borg Drone is much more lived-in and natural – a major change to the character.
Speaking in an interview with Vulture, Jeri Ryan opens up about reprising her role as Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Picard, admitting that she loves who the Borg has become in the series. The actress was first asked how she was approached to rejoin Star Trek in the new Patrick Stewart series, Picard, and according to Ryan, she was approached by one of the creators of the show with a pitch on how Borg has changed.
"I sort of pooh-poohed the idea (of coming back to Star Trek), and then he explained the basic idea of how she's changed and who she is at this point, which was surprisingly appealing," Ryan explained, "Definitely I was very interested and intrigued, but didn't think anything was going to happen because people pitch ideas all the time in Hollywood and nothing ever comes of it."
When the series finally comes true, the actress can't believe herself. She was totally shocked by how the showrunners got Picard up and running, saying that she loves Seven of Nine in the series and she loves who the character has become. Now a little bit rough and lived-in, Seven of Nine is on a quest for vengeance.
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Star Trek: Picard airs its next episode "The Impossible Box" on February 27, 2020, on CBS All Access.