What Has Virginia Hey Been Up to Since Farscape?
***This post contains incorrect information. The Rebellion was contacted by Virginia herself and we are scheduling an interview so we can clear up any falsehoods contained herein. That just goes to show you that five minutes on Google search is NOT a substitute for actual research.
We apologize to you, our readers, and to Virginia and look forward to setting the record straight.
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Either nothing at all or a whole lot (depending on your point of view). This is the second in an ongoing Where Are They Now? Farscape edition posts suggested by The Geek Rebellion reader and fellow Twitter aficionado @Drayvenn (A.K.A. Matt Johnson). He liked what we had to say about
So, back to Virginia Hey. If you don’t know who she is, she’s a veteran actress that’s had leading roles in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, The Living Daylights, and Farscape. She played the blue priestess Pa’u Zotoh Zhaan, a troubled plant being learning to deal with her hostile nature through meditation and lots and lots of sex. In fact, one of the reasons that Farscape garnered so much controversy back in the day was the fact that Virginia was willing to let Zhaan get naked and show her “big blue behind” (as Rygel once put it).
Virginia left Farscape in 2002, a year before the series was cancelled, because she wanted to leave. Though she had volunteered to shave her head and eyebrows and spend hours in the makeup chair to get that perfect blue hue, Hey was growing tired of the role and her decisions to leave actually forced the crew to reshoot the first six episodes of Season 3.
Life After Farscape
So what has she been up to since she left? Not acting.
Since Hey left Farscape she hasn’t done anything on the big or little screen. Though she does still make appearances at conventions, and sign pictures for adoring sci-fi fans, she spends most of her times teaching yoga at various conventions, seminars, and gatherings around the world.
Hey has always been a spiritual person and was actually looked upon as the off-screen group therapist during her stint on Farscape. Her interest in yoga is just a natural extension of that.
Hey has also created a line of high end “Exquisite Luxury” soy candles marketed under the name Virginia Hey Couture. How luxurious are these candles? Pretty luxurious for $40-$50 a pop. The line also includes perfume, meditation CDs, and instructional yoga DVDs.
If you’d like to find out more about Virginia Hey’s public appearances you can view her calendar on the official Virginia Hey website. If you want to buy a candle or some perfume to help balance your chakras, you can find them on VirginiaHeyCouture.com.
Here’s Some Video of Virginia Hey
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