SciFi Diner Classic Ep. 2
Our Interview With Miracle Laurie from Dollhouse
This is our second episode of what we are calling the SciFi Diner Classic. Since we do a news and interview show, it goes without saying that the news portion of our episodes often date themselves fast. And while the interviews with the people that make Science Fiction happen remain relevant and in our opinion important, most listeners will not listen back 100 episodes and wade through old news just to get to the interview. So what the SciFi Diner Classic aims to do is to share these interviews with you. If you have been with us from the beginning, then bear with us as we introduce some of our newer listeners to voices from the past. Let me know what you think of this idea. Like it? Hate it? Let me know. We’re bringing you just the interview and nothing else.
Laurie’s first credited TV role was sorority sister Veronica in “Team”, a 2004 episode of Medical Investigation. In 2009, she played Elsa in the pilot episode of The Cabonauts.
That same year, Joss Whedon cast Laurie in his show Dollhouse, which depicted a secret corporation that recruits troubled young people, stores their memories in a computer, wipes their minds (turning them into “dolls”), imprints them with new personalities, and rents them to wealthy people for special assignments. Her first major dramatic role, Laurie played a character named Mellie, who is later revealed to be a doll named November, as well as one of November’s other imprinted personalities, and November’s original identity, Madeleine.
In addition to acting Laurie dances and plays the ukulele in Uke Box Heroes, a ukulele cover band that she co-formed with her husband.
Laurie and her mother, Cathy Anne, appeared as members of the audience in the October 6, 2010 episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and participated in Ferguson’s opening monologue during the cold open.