Like many of
Straczynskis female creations, Carrie Dobro's light-fingered,
yellow-eyed, Dureena Nafeel is a hardened, independent individual. Would the
actress describe herself as a tough person?
Depends who you talk
to! she says. People who dont know me think I am very tough,
and in certain ways I am, but also in real life do not like confrontation at
all. Dureena is about as confrontational and in your face as you can get, but
when youre acting thats easy."
When the first episode of
Crusade recently made its début, fans gave it a mixed response.
TNT felt Crusade needed an establishing episode (despite the fact that
A Call to Arms had already served that purpose). Rewrites, costume
changes, set changes and ultimately premature cancellation followed.
Dobro reveals that at one stage
there had even been discussions about redefining the lead characters.They
started messing around with it, when they shut us down for the hiatus, and it
was like, Well, we want to change Dureena and we want to change this and
that and everyone got like, Now whats going on?
There was a lot of
second guessing about what they wanted. The whole physical look changed and
they were talking about odd stuff. The basic problem was that no one was really
sure from the actors standpoint what they wanted.
Through all the trials and
tribulations, the cast have remained firm friends, meeting up for dinner and
social occasions. No doubt about it: should Crusade ever return, they
would all love to work together again. We threw a bowling party for the
cast and crew, Marjean and I went and did a convention together, David had an
we e-mail each other all the time. Marjean and I have
actually put together our own website. Its called
which keeps up information on what were doing and were selling
photos. Its just a way for fans to get in touch.