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Sci Fi Wire: Delfino Raps Roswell

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Delfino Raps Roswell

Majandra Delfino, who plays Maria in UPN’s teen alien series Roswell, told SCI FI Wire that she doesn’t concern herself with the show’s fate or how it bounces back and forth between SF and romance. “I try not to think about it,” the actress said in an interview. “I don’t have enough invested in it–I don’t think any of us do–to let it frustrate us. The people it must frustrate are the fans.”

Roswell kicked off its third season, its first on UPN, in October, but Smallville has consistently won the ratings war. And that’s despite the fact that Roswell has returned to its earlier romantic storyline, which initially attracted passionate fans and elicited excellent reviews. Delfino, however, can’t offer much of an opinion about the show’s quality. “For us, [the episodes] are our job,” she said. “Rarely do we end up seeing the finished products, because we’re working that day, or we’ve been doing this so much we really don’t watch it. And I can definitely speak for all of us. For me, the reason I like an episode [now] is because we had a lot of fun doing it, or we had a great location, [or because of] what we all had personally going on.”

Delfino–currently celebrating the release of her CD, The Sicks, available only at her official Web site–can point to one such episode: “Samuel Rising,” the Christmas-themed hour set to air on Dec. 18. “[It] was really hilarious, because we were all in these costumes, and we were just ragging on each other the whole time,” she said. “It was funny because we were doing the Christmas episode on Halloween day. That was just really comical to us. We were in Santa Claus and elf costumes, that kind of thing.” Roswell airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.