At San Diego Comic-Con we had the chance to speak to actress Mary Wiseman, who plays Cadet Tilly on Star Trek: Discovery. Yesterday we learned that Tilly’s first name is Sylvia, and then even more details emerged in a new exclusive interview with TrekMovie:
Tilly’s internship on Discovery and bunking with Burnham
Mary Wiseman on Cadet Sylvia Tilly’s place on the ship:
She is in her fourth year at Starfleet Academy and she is working on Discovery almost as an internship, is how I would think of it. She is super brilliant and on the best ship ever.
She works in engineering under Lt. Stamets [Anthony Rapp]. She spends a lot of time there doing great science and being super-intimidated and nervous.
On relationship with Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham:
She ends up being roommates with Michael [Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green] and they spark up an unlikely friendship. [TM: A mentoring relationship?] Yeah, I would say so.
Tilly as role model
Does she think Tilly will be a role model?
I hope so. I feel a lot of myself in this role and I know if I were a young girl it would have meant a lot to me to see to see someone like that.
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