Five Favorite Films with Jeri Ryan

The dreamy Borg turned Leverage star shares her picks

Jeri Ryan

There's a good chance you're already familiar with Jeri Ryan, even if her name isn't immediately familiar. Fans of the Fox television show Boston Public knew her as attorney-turned-high school teacher Ronnie Cooke, and Ryan maintained recurring roles on other popular shows such as The O.C. and Boston Legal. But she is perhaps best known for her work as the Borg "Seven of Nine" on Star Trek: Voyager. In fact, Ryan's role in the sci-fi series propelled her to the height of geek fandom, as the former Miss Illinois' smoldering screen presence succeeded in melting the hearts of many a Voyager fan.

Earlier this year, Ryan began a stint on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as defense attorney Patrice La Rue, and beginning tomorrow, she will appear in an extended guest starring role on the TNT show Leverage. Lucky for us, she took some time out of her busy schedule to speak with RT about her Five Favorite Films, working in TV vs. working in film, and how she feels about escargot. Read on for the full interview!




Sophie's Choice (1982, 81% Tomatometer)
Sophie's ChoiceThat's my favorite. The rest are in no particular older. Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline and one of the most horrifically gut-wrenching scenes ever in anything. But their performances were just off the charts insane.



E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, 98% Tomatometer)
ET The ExtraterrestrialI've probably now seen it with my son about a hundred times and I cry every single time. Every time.



Toy Story (1995, 100% Tomatometer)
Toy StoryI just think it's brilliant. Everything about it is brilliant.



The Wizard of Oz (1939, 100% Tomatometer)
The Wizard of OztWhat's not to love about The Wizard of Oz? This many years later, it still holds up.



You Can Count On Me (2000, 95% Tomatometer)
You Can Count On Me Just the performances of Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo are just amazing. I loved that movie. It's such a simple, quiet story, but it's just so good. The characters were so good. The performances were so good. If I threw a sixth one in there, it'd be the original Willy Wonka. Gene Wilder is brilliant.



Next, Jeri Ryan talks about her new role on Leverage and love for escargot.

Comments

Bucky

Matt Buchman

since when is seven years considered short-lived for a television series? great list by the way.

Jan 12 - 05:26 PM

JHE

Jimmy He

she is smookiinnnn hotttt

Jan 12 - 05:27 PM

THEREWOLF

Markus Arbutina

Not a great list, except for the Wizard of Oz. However she is extremely hot. Remember her on Star Trek Voyager as the borg chick? Sooooo hot.

Jan 12 - 05:37 PM

the train

Vinnie Oliveri

@Horror Nut: maybe not, but at least it's clear that she didn't try to come up with obviously "good" movies or try to impress us with her choices. i'll take an honest list over a pretentious one any day.

Jan 12 - 06:18 PM

Andrew R.

Andrew Reichel

Good list! Sophie's Choice is not my #1, though.

Jan 12 - 05:55 PM

tomwaitsjrHAPPYICONOCLAST

Greg Guro

No good comes from watching Sophie's Choice nowadays. . . one of the most depressing experiences of my life.

Jan 12 - 06:07 PM

the train

Vinnie Oliveri

@Horror Nut: maybe not, but at least it's clear that she didn't try to come up with obviously "good" movies or try to impress us with her choices. i'll take an honest list over a pretentious one any day.

Jan 12 - 06:18 PM

rt-ryan

Ryan Fujitani

Good catch, Bucky. That was a missed edit from an earlier version of the copy, referring to something else. Thanks; we've fixed the error.

Jan 12 - 06:19 PM

Sputnik99

sputnik 99

Voyager got a new life when Jeri Ryan got on the show. And yeah, she's hot.

Jan 12 - 06:44 PM

Nathan Donarum

Nathan Donarum

Wow. You Can Count On Me. Fantastic choice right there.

Jan 12 - 07:58 PM

inactive user

Jared King

As a mature RT user, I must say, that when I see her on "Star Trek: Voyager", make sure you aren't in the same room as me. Or you might be scarred for life.

Good list, from a Godly woman.

Jan 12 - 07:58 PM

DKUK

Derrick Wong

Would be nice if she could come up with something more substantial than one sentence for each movie; although I would probably do the same.

Jan 12 - 09:38 PM

Bloody Mathias

Mathias N/A

Good God, what a hottie.

Nice list too.

Jan 12 - 10:20 PM

will s.

will stamp

haha! click on her pic!

Jan 12 - 10:59 PM

inactive user

Jared King

What the ****! That guy from "The Office"!

Jan 12 - 11:08 PM

inactive user

Jared King

What the ****! That guy from "The Office"!

Jan 12 - 11:08 PM

kingcaesar

Abdul-Aziz Alfa

i hate when people can't give intelligent reasons for why the love a film, or when they give generic reasons as well.

Jan 13 - 03:06 AM

Ritter Red

First Name

OK, Jeri, the consensus is..you're hot (in case you didn't already know that). Your list...not so hot...safe, conventional, and honest, so kudos for that. I'm glad to see some love for You Can Count On Me. Watch more movies...wait, you have a life, don't you. OK. Keep doing what you're doing.

Jan 13 - 05:20 AM

rle4lunch

Chad W

Haven't seen Wizard of Oz on many people's top 5. Looking at the overall gamut of movies in the last 100 years or so, this seems it would be an obvious choice by many. idk.

Jan 13 - 07:53 AM

High School With Money

LEEEROOOOOAAAAHHHH MMMYYAAAANKEEEUUUNNNNSSSS

I don't see what's so safe about her list. As lists go, it's a more personal one than the aesthetic-approved picks touted by b-list filmmakers.

But she can't play Wizard of OZ with me around. That shnit don't fly up in heuh. However, I would collect her ET tears and sell them on eBay.

Jan 13 - 08:55 AM

The Stunner

Tiago Paulo

i hate e.t.
well... sorta...

Jan 13 - 10:53 AM

inactive user

Jared King

WOAH Controversial statement.

Jan 13 - 02:50 PM

manwithoutfear19

Daniel Raimondi

nice original list for once

Jan 13 - 11:17 AM

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