I do know you are doing these interviews to assist promote the season 1 residence video launch. Have you ever seen any of the prolonged options on that in any respect?
I’ve. I’ve seen the gag reel, which is so enjoyable. I get all heat and fuzzy watching it, as a result of we get to see what was actually happening for us. There’s the story after which there’s behind the scenes moments that contact a particular place in your coronary heart.
I’d love to listen to your ideas about what it actually was like on set between takes. Was it jovial?
I believe it relied on what precisely we have been taking pictures, whether or not the stakes have been very excessive and there was a number of transferring components. I believe for extra sophisticated scenes, folks needed to simply be just a little bit extra centered. It additionally relied on who was working that day. Everyone has a distinct chemistry collectively. However more often than not, we’re having as a lot enjoyable — it is a good time. Everyone’s there creating one thing actually particular. And there is plenty of time spent on set the place we’re ready round and may chat. There’s undoubtedly some very foolish, humorous occasions. We’re there for thus many hours a day that you simply begin to go just a little bit cuckoo.
Is there one actor that at all times simply cracked you up greater than others?
Celia [Rose Gooding, who plays Uhura on the show]. She’s simply received the perfect spirit and is so passionate and devoted to her work and likewise embraces the lightness. She’s only a ray of sunshine at all times, singing at all times, laughing at all times, but additionally so heartful. I like her vitality on set.
With Nurse Chapel — and I do know you have talked about this earlier than, about how you are taking on a legacy character and we’re seeing totally different aspects of her. However one factor I like about what we noticed on season 1 was the relationships she types with different crew members. She has very distinct and significant relationships with everybody, however particularly with M’Benga, with Ortegas, and Spock, after all. I do know you’ll be able to’t get into particulars an excessive amount of about season 2, however I questioned if you happen to may tease something about how these relationships play out or work together within the upcoming episodes.
How can I do that with out spoiling something? I believe Chapel’s relationship with M’Benga may be very particular and really deep and virtually familial, and that actually beneficial properties extra coloration within the second season. Her relationship with Spock will get much more sophisticated and deepens, as nicely. I believe you simply begin to see just a little bit extra deeply into what Chapel gives in a relationship, whether or not that be platonic, familial, or romantic, each strengths and weaknesses. I actually loved fleshing that out in season 2.