TrekMovie.com has confirmed a couple of more actors in small roles in the new Star Trek movie. 32-year-old actress Darlena Tejeiro has an unknown part and 46-year-old actor and stuntman Paul Townsend is playing a Starfleet security officer. Both actors have extensive experience and for Paul, this is not his first time in the Star Trek universe.
Little is known about Tejeiro’s role in the film except that she has completed her work and she is not playing an Orion. After studying acting in New York, Darlena began her career in 1995 with a recurring role on the soap All My Children. Since moving to Los Angeles she has appeared on shows such as NYPD Blue, Nip/Tuck, Criminal Minds, Medium and Ugly Betty. Her most high profile films to date are 2004’s Starsky & Hutch and 2007’s I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, although she had a lead role in the direct-to-DVD horror movie Axe. More on Tejeiro at IMDb
Tejeiro, just guess that she will not be hidden under Vulcan robes
Paul Townsend seems to have a somewhat larger role and will appear in several scenes as a security officer. Townsend trained under actor Jeff Corey, who appeared as Plasus in the TOS episode “The Cloud Minders.” He has been seen in such films as Small Soldiers and A Mighty Wind and has made appearances on shows like The Bold and the Beautiful, Charmed, and Monk. His stunt work includes the films Beastmaster 3 and National Treasure. He was also a stuntman and featured performer on Star Trek: Enterprise, appearing as a gunfighter in the third season episode “North Star.” See IMDb for more on Townsend.
Townsend, keeping the ‘stache alive in the 23rd century
31 and more to come
Tejeiro and Townsend bring the total number of confirmed cast members to 31. TrekMovie.com will have more casting news later this week so stay tuned.
Special thanks to Memory Alpha’s Tom for contributing to this story