Christina Cox has more than 40 roles to her credit but some love her best as Kim in Better than Chocolate, for her turn as the bisexual private detective Vicki in Blood Ties, and one half of the lesbian crime fighting couple in Nikki & Nora. Christina’s newest sci-fi series, Defying Gravity doesn’t have her playing a lesbian or bisexual, but she does get to wear form-fitting space suits and rattle off scientific jargon as a mission biologist. What’s better than a hot nerd in space? Nothing, that’s what.
Christina talked to AfterEllen.com recently about her new show,which is described by a production executive as a “sci-fi premise, told in a female-friendly way.” She also gave us some dish on Ladycops, the show-within-a-show from the web series, 3Way, and shared her thoughts about this year’s Hot 100 List.
AfterEllen.com: We’re going to talk about many things, but first of all, Defying Gravity. You’re an astronaut now.
AE: Many of your roles are sci-fi or other worldly. Do you consciously gravitate towards those genres or roles?
AE: Speaking of go-to, you played a lesbian in Better Than Chocolate, a bisexual in Blood Ties, a lesbian again in the web series, Nikki & Nora, and yet another lesbian in Ladycops, the gay-show-within-a-gay-show on 3 Way. You’re the straight go-to actor for lesbian and bisexual roles.
AE: And you can’t help it if the “strong, fleshed out, complex women” are gay or bisexual. You have a large and loyal lesbian following because of those roles.
AE: What was wrong with those scripts?
AE: Well, everyone knows we’re either damaged or killers. Or both.