You can't be aware of everything. You'd fall down the stairs if you were aware of every intricate thing involved in going down stairs.
I used to read science fiction a lot, and I still like science fiction when it is a model of how we really are and to see ourselves from another perspective.
I think it's important for scientists to speak in their own voices and not just be mediated by journalists or others speaking for them.
I don't really worry about the size of the part much any more. It's nice to have more time to work on the character, and to have big scenes to play. But if there's something playable there, and if it's interesting to do, then that's nice.
Deborah Kara Unger