When Marina Sirtis was cast as the actress to play Troi,
producers referred to her as "an exotic". This label embodies understanding
non-Aryan female as dark, connected to nature, and dominable. To
further present Troi as exotic, producers had Sirtis develop an "accent"
to hide her British speech.
To think on...
-Why was the actress chosen to portray this character?
-What changes does the actress affect to tranform herself
into the character?
-How do you identify characters' ethnicity?