Jolene Blalock says that she almost didn't jump on board ENTERPRISE. While talking to TV Guide Online, the actress revealed, "I passed on the [STAR TREK prequel] three times without reading the script."
Eventually, though, she read it and signed on. Regarding her close call. she says, "Had I passed on this, it would've been the dumbest move of my life. Talk about regrets! I'm so fortunate to be chosen for this part."
Regarding her character of T'Pol, she says, "She's 65 years old, so she's older than the rest of the crew. She is feline in movement. She is diplomatic with her words. And she does not look at humans condescendingly, though she is a superior race, so it may seem that way. She's just learning about human nature and the positives of feeling emotion."