Kate Mulgrew wants Call the Midwife role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 July 2015
Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew wants to appear in 'Call the Midwife' as she is such a huge fan of the show and reckons she would fit perfectly as a "nun who comes in and wreaks havoc"

Kate Mulgrew wants to appear in 'Call the Midwife'.

The 'Orange is the New Black' star - who plays Russian prisoner Red - has admitted she is a huge fan of the period drama and is keen to secure a role as a clumsy nun.

She revealed: "You know what I'd love to do? I'd love to do 'Call the Midwife'. I LOVE 'Call the Midwife'. I want you to put it out there, I want to play the Irish nun who comes in and wreaks havoc. (sic)"

However, the 60-year-old actress won't be quitting her role in 'OITNB' anytime soon to jump ship to another show, despite the fact she is forbidden from talking about plots in the show's fourth season, which she is currently shooting.

She said: "The unexpected awaits as it always does at the pen of Jenji Kohan [show writer], who is brilliant. So, just when you think you're on top, something slips. There'll be a trap door effect. But I'm not going to give you spoilers because we were warned that we'd be beheaded if we do that."

And while she has become more well-known recently thanks to the Netflix series, many people know her from her seven years as Captain Janeway in 'Star Trek: Voyager', although this isn't a character she's keen to bring back.

She confessed in the Summer 2015 issue of Gay Times magazine: "I think for the moment I would leave it alone, it may percolate again, in my imagination and in my mind, because I'll tell you without hesitation that those seven years were very defining - but there was a considerable amount of darkness in those seven years. Offset, of course, by the light. Offset very much by the good, the privilege of playing that part, but it was a challenging period in my life."

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