Today’s Star Trek: Discovery update has some insight into the development on the characters of Dr. Culber and Lt. Stamets and some thoughts from Culber actor Wilson Cruz. We also have video of Sonequ Martin-Green talking Klingons on Ellen and her latest red carpet looks.
Harberts drew from his life to develop the Culber/Stamets relationship
In an inteview feature with Advocate titled “How a Non-Trekkie Became One of Star Trek’s First Gay Showrunners,” Discovery executive producer Aaron Harberts talked about how he drew on his personal life to develop the relationship between Dr. Culber and Lt. Stamets. From the article:
Harberts not only helped make sure this vision included gay characters; he ensured that their storyline was drawn from an authentic experience as well. The scene where Stamets and Culber are introduced to viewers as a couple, where they are brushing their teeth side by side? “I’ve been with my spouse for over 22 years. But for me, the thing that I love most about our day is when we’re brushing our teeth together,” said Harberts — a touching tribute to his husband, Scott.
Wilson Cruz to announce GLAAD Awards, talks about achieving dream of being on Star Trek
CBS released a video with actor Wilson Cruz (Dr. Culber) talking about how it was a childhood dream for him to be in Star Trek.
It was also just announced that tomorrow Wilson Cruz will be announcing the nominations for the GLAAD Media Awards from the Sundance Film Festival. the nominations will be streamed on Variety’s Facebook page on Friday at 7:30 a.m. PT/10:30 a.m. ET.
Sonequa talks ‘Discovery’ firsts and explaining Klingons to her son on Ellen
Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green was a guest on Ellen a few days ago, where she talked about some of the firsts for the show. She also talked about bringing her son to the set and had to explain Klingons.
Red Carpet Sonequa
It is awards season in Hollywood and Sonequa is making the rounds. In the last few days she has been spotted on the red carpet and presenting at the Golden Globes, the Marie Claire Image Maker Awards and the NAACP Image Awards. See the slideshow below to check out her red carpet looks.
Shazad Latif says keeping secret was like being in the CIA
Speaking with Variety the actor said:
“It’s been like a year’s worth of secrecy now, it’s been a year of keeping up a crazy secret that a lot of people figured out toward the end. That’s always hard. I couldn’t say anything. The whole set was quiet in general because it was ‘Star Trek’ anyway. It was like being in the CIA.”
There’s more with Latif about how he developed the dual roles and gave them subtle similarities in the full interview.
Star Trek: Discovery is available on CBS All Access on in the US and airs in Canada on the Space Channel. It is available on Netflix outside the USA and Canada.
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