Last week we reported four new actors were announced as part of the cast for Star Trek: Discovery. and now one of them is opening up (a little bit) about landing a job as a Klingon. Talking to Toronto’s Metro, Canadian actress Clare McConnell said that she was “very excited” to get the part of Klingon leader Dennas and she was glad she could finally talk about it after being cast last December.
She also revealed that she has been training with a dialect coach to help her with speaking Klingon, but noted she has some flexibility in how she approaches the role:
“Each series is such a classic thing, but also such an innovative thing,” she explained. “The actors have really been encouraged to make it their own. I’ve even been encouraged to make the Klingon language my own.”
McConnell is of course working on under the secrecy rules that surround the show so couldn’t give any details about her character or the plot of Discovery, but did describe some things in general with the article noting her views on how sets for the ships “looked incredible” and her Klingon costume was “very cool.” The article also adds:
McConnell said there’s an atmosphere on set that everyone wants to get it right, because Star Trek is such a beloved series.
A singing ukulele-playing Klingon
Star Trek: Discovery is McConnell’s big break as her first role in television. She only recently got into acting with only two credits to her name so far, including the upcoming independent film Dim the Fluorescents. One thing we do know about her is she can play the ukulele, as she has demonstrated with some interesting covers on her YouTube channel. Here she is doing her version of Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.”
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