Entertainment Weekly has posted one more piece from their Star Trek: Discovery cast interviews. In the newest video they discuss their reactions to the elaborate new Klingon makeup.
“I love working with the Klingons. They have such a reverence. It makes for really amazing moments,” says Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham).
“When they emerge out, it’s quite menacing, you take a few steps back and go, ‘okay, I don’t wanna mess with that,'” remarks Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou).
Do Klingons drink SlimFast?
Shazad Latif (Tyler) tells us that the poor Klingon actors can only sip protein shakes through straws when in their full make up, a drastic change from Michael Dorn’s prosthetic forehead & nose, which still allowed him to drink Worf’s favorite beverage in any given scene.
Even Doug Jones thinks the Klingon makeup is more burdensome then his complex Saru getup:
I have it easier than the Klingons do, I’ll tell you that much, the Klingon makeups are a bit heavier, a bit thicker, and a bit more cumbersome.
Jason Isaacs (Lorca) recalls hosting a Discovery cast games night and not recognizing his co-stars out of their Klingon makeup despite having worked with them all day.
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Mary Wiseman (Tilly), on her friend from the Juilliard School, Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), playing a Klingon:
The first time I saw her dressed as a Klingon was probably, like the most mind blowing experience, I’ll never forget it.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS with all subsequent episodes on CBS All Access in the US. In Canada Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on Bell Media’s CTV and the Space Channel on the same night. Netflix will launch Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25 to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.
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