Star Trek: Picard star was kept in the dark about her own major plot twist
Note: This article contains major spoilers for Star Trek: Picard's pilot episode, 'Remembrance'. Look away now if you haven't seen it yet.
Star Trek: Picard actor Isa Briones has revealed that she wasn't told anything about her character Dahj's huge plot twist until the last minute.
In the first episode of the new series, which premiered on Thursday (January 23), Dahj sets about finding Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) after she starts having visions of him following a vicious Romulan assassin attack.
Just a short while after she tracks the retired Starfleet captain down, however, she is killed by the same assassins who attacked her earlier in the episode.
That isn't the last we'll see of Isa Briones though, as at the end of the episode we were introduced to Dahj's twin sister Soji Asher, who's also played by the actress – and it was that final twist that Briones admits she didn't know about until very late on in the process.
"I didn't find out that I was going to be playing multiple characters until my final callback, because someone let it slip," the 21-year-old actor told Metro.co.uk.
"They're like, 'Yeah, so the story is gonna be about you and, like, your twin', and I was like, 'What? I want double the pay, two meals a day and two trailers!' One for me and for my big personality," she joked.
"I kind of, last-minute, had to figure out that dynamic and story, this is how the two of them are different how they're the same, but as you can see, you're not really going to see them together," she continued.
"So that makes it a little difficult to be like, 'Oh, this is how I would play this part in this, she would play this part'. It's really just like, time to start a new character."
And it certainly seems like Briones is happy the secret is out now too – mainly because she can actually talk about the twist.
"It's been driving me crazy! Because no one knows who actually that is that they’re watching in that trailer," she said. "But I'm so excited I finally get to talk about it."
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