Kate Mulgrew of Star Trek: Voyager went on Conan O’Brien to get revenge.
Kate Mulgrew rose to fame as the face of Star Trek: Voyager. Premiering in 1995, Mulgrew debuted as Captain Kathryn Janeway and immediately took the world by storm. However, with UPN being a new network and Voyager a new show, Mulgrew had to do what all actors and actresses do and make media rounds to promote the product.
So, during the closing weeks of Voyager’s first season on the air, Mulrew stopped by Late Night with Conan O’Brien to talk about Voyager and the role she played on it. Yet, on May 19, 1995, it wasn’t any answers she gave about the show that had people mesmerized, but it was a little dance that O’Brien got her to do.
Mulgrew who like O’Brien is Irish Catholic, revealed that she could do an Irish Jig, resulting in O’Brien getting Mulrew up on her feet for a little demonstration. O’Brien opted to go first, making himself look foolish in the process, only for Mulrew to eventually show him how it was done.
It was all in good fun, but it wasn’t a moment that Mulgrew forgot all too soon.
Star Trek: Voyager’s Kate Mulgrew held a comical grudge for 19 years.
When Mulgrew returned to Conan’s show, now CONAN on TBS, she revealed that she held a grudge for “15” years for having to do the jig. Granted, the first airing was in 1995, and the second appearance was in 2014, so that’s actually 19 years, but we got the point.
So when she returned to O’Brien’s show, she sought some revenge.
Mulgrew ordered O’Brien up to do the Irish Jig himself, a dance he already tried to pull off nearly two decades prior. And while Mulgrew’s retelling wasn’t exactly the most accurate, it did cause everyone to have a good laugh and entertain the audience, which was the point.
It’s bizarre to realize that Mulgrew nearly appeared on Conan’s show 30 years ago, and returned nearly a decade ago.