Rebecca Romijn says it's "a real honor" to join 'Star Trek: Discovery' season 2
Romijn, who is best known for her role in X-Men, will be playing the role of Number One in Discovery, in a plot that takes place a decade before the original movie
It's not every day that you see the Star Trek fandom and the Marvel fanbase rejoicing in unison, but today happens to be just one of those days. Actress Rebecca Romijn - who's best known for playing Mystique in the first X-Men movie, and for playing Joan in 'The Punisher,' has been cast in the upcoming second season of the 'Star Trek: Discovery,' where she is expected to play the role of Number One.
The news was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con late last month and, at that time, it was revealed that she is going to play the role of a character whose appearance in the Star Trek franchise has occurred in the very first pilot episode of 'Star Trek,' back in 1965, but yet somehow, it didn't make it to air.
This upcoming season makes an attempt at not just reviving, but also reintroducing the character of Number One. Initially, in the original pilot, the character was played by Majel Barrett, but at the moment, Romijn is gearing up for the reboot which hits the screens in January 2019 - her personal thoughts on which, she had shared during her Comic-Con appearance.
"I play Number One, second in command to Captain Pike," Romijn explained. "So when we get on board the ship, Discovery, which is the ship before Enterprise – it takes place 10 years before the original series – we show up in the original gold."
The said Enterprise was seen turning up to the party right in the very final scene of the first season of 'Star Trek: Discovery.' Marve's 'Inhumans' star Anson Mount is going to play the role of Pike in the upcoming second season of Discovery.
But even fans' thrill and excitement for the second installment of Discovery can't seem to match Romijn's personal thrill over being able to play such an iconic role, and she taking to Twitter to share her excitement, she branded it an 'honor' as she attempted to indulge in the franchise's culture.
"It’s awesome. I just got introduced to Trek Twitter," she said. "It’s a world I had not known about until I just turned on my phone five minutes ago. I was like, “Whoa!” It’s wild. It’s a real honor."
Just call me “Number One!” Honored to play such an iconic character in #StarTrek Canon originally played by the First Lady of Star Trek, Majel Barrett-Roddeberry! #StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.com/rdpWOxBYAk— Rebecca Romijn (@RebeccaRomijn) July 20, 2018
The first season of 'Star Trek: Discovery' is now available for streaming in its entirety on CBS All Access in the United States. It's available for streaming through CraveTV in Canada, and of course on Netflix globally. The upcoming season of 'Star Trek: Discovery' is currently under production all the way in Toronto and will be premiering in January 2019.