Trek Untold Episode 12: Walker Brandt
Walker Brandt fought through a troubled childhood to get on the road towards some amazing experiences thanks to her acting career, and today she shares many of these entertaining and life-changing stories with us.
Walker appeared in the fifth season TNG episode titled “The First Duty,” playing the role of Cadet Jean Hajar in the first episode to take us to Starfleet Academy. In this episode, she shared the screen with Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton, and Robert Duncan McNeill before he played Tom Paris on “Star Trek Voyager,” while her crewmates stand trial for an accident gone horribly wrong where the students must decide what is more important – their careers or the truth.
We discuss why Walker felt a personal connection to Cadet Hajar and how that affected her portrayal of the character, watching cartoons with Wil Wheaton, and other memories from her time in the Star Trek universe.
Plus, what she learned about acting from Uta Hagen, Larry Moss, and Bruno Kirby, working with Jake Gyllenhaal and Billy Crystal in “City Slickers,” meeting Nelson Mandela with Martin Sheen in Africa and touring Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall while working on a German TV show, and being a part of the final season of Beverly Hills 90210. And, hear about Walker's autobiographical book about self-discovery “Awaken: Discovering Yourself Through the Light of Your Innocence” and her advice to you to lead a better life today!
Check out Walker's book at this link here – https://amzn.to/2BYrQJx
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