On Thursday’s episode of Star Trek: Picard things will get personal for Sir Patrick Stewart. This includes his wife Sunny Ozell making an appearance. The show star is also talking about how this season of Picard is informed by his own experiences.
Patrick’s wife sings on Picard
ET has an exclusive clip featuring Jurati walking into an LA Bar where a singer played by Sunny Ozell is performing. Ozell is a professional singer, and she revealed to ET that it was her husband who made the cameo happen.
My appearance as a bar-band singer in Patrick’s show was entirely his idea, and when he first proposed it to me, I have to admit I was a bit reluctant. I like that our professional lives don’t overlap, even though we’re both performers. But when I learned that CBS Studios and the episode’s director, Joe Menendez, actually wanted me to sing one of my own tunes off my most recent record, Overnight Lows, I couldn’t resist the opportunity.
Watch the clip below…
Jean-Luc Picard being informed by Stewart
Participating in a Deadline’s Contenders panel over the weekend, Patrick Stewart talked about how his approach to work has “undergone significant changes in the last few years,” specifically how he has come to “trust Patrick Stewart more than I used to and find that my instincts, my impulses, my feelings and emotions are authentic.” And this has manifested on Star Trek: Picard as the star is also an executive producer, saying “I was involved up to here.”
Stewart talked about how co-creator Alex Kurtzman motivated him to show how Picard changed by channeling his own life story: “He said ‘It’s over 30 years since you were last Jean-Luc Picard. You’ve probably changed somewhat in that time in those 30 years: different opinions, different feelings, maybe even ways of working. Well,’ he said, ‘maybe that’s happened to Jean-Luc as well’…I was caught up by that.”
Stewart detailed how this is played out in the series:
“Picard had to face a reality about his childhood and his home life and his parents that he had never ever faced before. Why? Because he was afraid, and an afraid Jean-Luc is a pretty rare creature, but to have that undercurrent of unexpected emotion running through Season 2, and coming to a climax of course in Season 3, was very satisfying.”
Thursday’s episode “(“Monsters“) may see some of this. And according to the synopsis Tallinn will be going inside Picard’s subconscious mind “to help wake him from a coma and face both his darkest secrets and deepest fears.”
New episodes of Star Trek: Picard premiere on Thursdays on Paramount+ in the U.S. and on Fridays where Paramount+ is available around the world. In Canada, it airs on CTV Sci-Fi Channel on streams on Crave on Thursdays. Picard is also available on Fridays on Amazon Prime Video around the world.
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