Star Trek Actress Accused The Writers of Violating Her Privacy

By Douglas Helm | 16 seconds ago

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has the first half of its inaugural season underway and fans are already picking their favorite characters and storylines. One of the early standouts is Celia Rose-Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura. Comicbook.com recently interviewed Gooding about her journey as the character and she talked about how much she related to her. To the point where she jokingly accused the writers of sifting through her journal to come up with the plot points. Here’s what she had to say in her interview:

“So much of what cadet Uhura goes through are things that Celia the actor is going through. It’s finding the bits and pieces of their talent and ability that are helpful for the world that they’re working in. I remember going to the writers and being like, “Who is in my journal? Who is talking to my therapist? How do y’all know so much about what I personally am going through? And how did you find this information? Who told you this?” Sounds like Star Trek has some answering to do, but it sounds like Gooding was taking this moment to show her good-natured spirit. At least the character that she plays and herself going through the same things can develop some great believable acting.

This humorous quote shows that Gooding is truly embracing the role and empathizing with what her character is going through. As Cadet Nyota Uhura, Gooding had big shoes to fill. The character was already a fan favorite from her part on Star Trek: The Original Series when she was portrayed by Nichelle Nichols. Gooding plays a younger version of the character when Uhura was fresh out of the Starfleet Academy and a new member of the USS Enterprise. It seems like Gooding is stepping into the shoes quite naturally.

Celia Rose-Gooding had some other interesting things to add in her interview about her Star Trek: Strange New Worlds character. When asked about the second episode of the series, which focused heavily on Uhura and her backstory, she talked about the legacy of the character and how she felt it was important to humanize her. She also talked about Nichelle Nichols helping to trailblaze the path for black women in entertainment and the sci-fi industry. She also talked about how her theater and Broadway background helped her embody the grace and confidence that Nichols brought to the role, as Nichols also had a dance background.

With more episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to come, it’ll be interesting to see how Gooding continues to develop this character and steer her toward the character everyone is familiar with from the original series. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premiered its first episode on Paramount+ on May 5. The series follows Captain Pike and the crew of the USS Enterprise a decade before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series.

The show was spun-off of Star Trek: Discovery after Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, and Rebecca Romijn featured in the second season of Discovery as younger versions of Pike, Spock, and Number One, respectively. The fan reception was so positive that the spin-off was created, greenlit, and is now airing on the Paramount streaming platform. The show also stars Jess Bush, Melissa Navia, Babs Olusanmokun, Bruce Horak, and Christina Chong. If you’ve been loving Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, make sure to check out more of Uhura and the rest of the Enterprise crew tonight. The new episode hits Paramount+ today, with more episodes airing every Thursday until July 7.