Q&A - Lexa Doig
a key member of CI5's troubleshooting
team in the Sky One series, CI5: The New
Professionals, Lexa Doig's character,
Tina Backus, gets to avert global disasters
on a weekly basis using her considerable
computer skills. In reality though, the
26-year-old Canadian likes nothing more
adventurous than sleeping and shopping...
it difficult playing the only female in
the male-dominated CI5?
I never had the feeling I was in a male-only
club. If anything, Kal (Weber), Colin
(Wells) and Edward (Woodward) were very
you like to have your character's job?
I wouldn't be a secret agent, but I wouldn't
mind having the skills to be a computer
hacker - that would be kinda neat. I'd
love to know the world's secrets.
was your worst moment on set?
We were filming an episode called Orbit,
and Kal Weber played a joke on me with
a rubber cockroach and I screamed and
cried like a baby. I lost my cool in front
of the whole crew.
TV shows do you remember from your childhood?
The Dukes of Hazzard - I wanted to be
Daisy Duke, she had the cutest little
shorts. I liked The A-Team too, and Wonder
are your heroines?
Lynda Carter who played Wonder Woman,
and Cat Woman from the comic books. Michelle
Pfeiffer did a really good job in the
film, but she's no Eartha Kitt!
would you cast as yourself in a film of
Someone fine-boned with dark hair and
dark eyes. I've been told that I look
like Teri Hatcher but I worked with Dean
Cain (Hatcher's co-star in Lois &
Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)
in No Alibi and he never mentioned it.
your leading man?
There are too many! I think Edward Norton
is a phenomenal actor. He's done some
very exciting stuff.
you were invisible for a day, what would
I'd probably get into a lot of mischief.
you have any good-luck charms that you
I have a favourite necklace which is important
to me. It's a dagger that comes out of
its sheath. And I have a penguin cuddly
toy that I take with me everywhere - it
makes a noise when you squeeze it.
would you spend your perfect day?
There would be lots of sleep involved
and probably some shopping at Harvey Nics
and Liberty, as long as money was no object.
And a really great dinner, preferably
Japanese, with some friends.