Originally Posted by Commodore
Not initially, though. The role was meant from the start to be famale--she was to originally to be Captain Elizabeth Janeway--but the producers kept their options open and would have cast a male in the part if a female captain "didn't work out." Nigel Havers was one of the male actors considered if that came to pass.
When Bujold walked off the set, a number of the VOY cast expressed some concerns that the producers would indeed cast a male as the captain and would have caused them to make other cast changes (a male character might have to be rewritten as a female and vice-versa)...
The sad part is Bujold is actually a talneted actress, who has done some good movies. But her acting here is horrible, like she was trying to get fired.
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