Star Trek: Discovery actor ‘had to pull himself together’ over disappointing news character would be killed off
***Warning: Spoilers Ahead***
Things are getting complicated on Star Trek Discovery with the shock return of a fan favourite in the last episode, Saints of Imperfection.
Wilson Cruz, who plays Hugh Culber on the show, was seen meeting his maker all the way back in season one, leaving fans gutted and others furious.
However, turns out in a sci-fi show anything can happen, and people don’t necessarily stay dead for that long.
And now, thanks to a little light magic, he’s back, and actor Cruz admitted he was delighted to be asked back after the disappointment of being axed from the show.
Revealing that he was told while on set of 13 Reasons Why that he was effectively being killed off Star Trek, Wilson admitted that he had to find a way to pull himself together to continue filming.
‘I was shooting my first day on the second season of 13 Reasons Why. I had just finished doing my make-up and had received the call from our producers.
‘I was really disappointed, I’m not going to lie to you. I had to pull it together and get to work.’
Speaking about the fan backlash to get him back in action on board the discovery, Wilson revealed to Hollywood Reporter: ‘The fan response has been unrelenting for a year. I love the passion people have for these characters and the show.’
‘It’s been overwhelming to keep people excited and engaged and not worried too much about the fact that Culber was gone,’ he added.
Though what’s going to happen now that Culber’s back after his time trapped in a mycelial network is a new mystery, and may even shake up the status quo as we know it.
‘I want people to imagine what it’s like to have gone through all of that [in the network] and to now be back where it all started,’ he explained.
‘That experience has affected how he feels about his life, career, relationship, and who he is. We will learn there are consequences for him, as there should be.
‘We don’t pull any punches, and I think we deliver a love story that is worthy of this relationship.’
Star Trek: Discovery airs Thursdays on CBS and Netflix in the UK.
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