On Star Trek Day in September, Star Trek: Discovery was represented by the “found family” of Wilson Cruz (Dr. Culber), Blu del Barrio (Adira), and Ian Alexander (Gray). They were there to announce the season four premiere date of November 18th, and TrekMovie had a brief exclusive chat with the trio on the red carpet before their panel.
Wilson, what’s new for Culber in season four?
For Culber, it really was more of a parenting season for me. I actually got to do some parenting this season. And I get to fulfill a promise to Gray… At the end of season three, Culber promises Gray that they will be seen as they’ve deserved to be seen. That we would make Gray corporeal, and we do. So we get to experience everything that Gray is, and we get to see just how dynamic and brilliant he is. And that’s exciting for me because I get to fulfill that promise. But I also get to take care of my Blu [Adira] as well and challenge them to live up to their potential. And I should also say there is a lot more domestic loveliness between Anthony [Stamets] and me, which I really enjoyed.
Season three had more doctoring for Culber and even counseling. So to make Gray real, did he use some crazy, weird science?
I have to tell you, Culber is on another level this season altogether. He is the ship’s counselor, and we get to see him really take that up a few notches. And like I said, we are making Gray corporeal. But we also see him do a lot of doctoring in this season as well. So he has a lot of plates spinning. And he has a relationship and children to take care of. And so this year really was about how a person does that, how they juggle all of those things. Especially given the world we’re living in right now, where people in the medical world are dealing with pandemics and their own minds.
Ian and Blu, both of you are new on the ship in season three and obviously new young actors. So are we going to see some growing up for both characters in season four?
Ian Alexander: I think we see a lot of independence start to blossom, which I’m so excited for you to see. For both of our characters.
Blu del Barrio: Yeah. Independence from–like you said before–we see you and everyone gets to see you. So independence for each other, knowing what it’s like to be alone and not be with each other 27/7 all the time.
So does Gray have a job on the ship?
Ian Alexander: I cannot confirm or deny anything.
Wilson Cruz: We can’t say, but you will see how brilliant they are.
The fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery arrives Thursday, November 18 on Paramount+.
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