Summer Glau is as much of a dancer as she is an actress -- as anyone who saw her moves on “Angel” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” or her stunts in “Serenity” would know.
“Being a dancer, being mindful of my physicality, being able to express myself through my movement,” she says, “that’s what really taught me a lot [about being an actress].”
So when are we going to see this classically trained ballerina really make the most of her talent?
Leave it to Joss Whedon to come up with a solution. Ever since casting her in a bit part as a ballerina on “Angel,” and then re-hiring her for “Firefly” and “Serenity,” he’s been percolating on a project they could do together, and he’s come up with one: a short film/ballet called “The Serving Girl.”
Like he did for the musical episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog," Whedon’s composed the music -- only this time it’s less sing-along, more score (Glau says it’s “beautiful”). They’ve teamed up with a choreographer as well, so now it’s only a matter of scheduling before they can start shooting, since now she has “Terminator” and he has “Dollhouse” keeping them busy.
“She’s even busier than I am. She’s busy terminating everybody,” Whedon said. “We’ve both very dedicated to the concept, and it is the next kind of dream for something to do, but it’s like working with any other artist. If they’re good, they’re very often busy, and you gotta wait.”
“We’ve been waiting to do this for years,” Glau said. “But when you’re on a series, you live there, and that’s all we do. So we’re going to have to wait until the next hiatus, but that’s not even that far away, so keep your fingers crossed.”
Would you want to see Whedon and Glau release "Serving Girl" much like he did "Dr. Horrible" -- on the web, outside of the studios?