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Anthony Rapp & Wilson Cruz Talk Gay Romance in 'Star Trek: Discovery': 'Anyone Would Be Happy'

Sonequa Martin-Green and co-star Wilson Cruz are all smiles as they hit the carpet together at the premiere of their new series Star Trek: Discovery held at The Cinerama Dome on Tuesday (September 19) in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old actress and Wilson, 43, were joined at the event by their other cast mates Anthony Rapp and his boyfriend Teerakeni, Michelle Yeoh, Rainn Wilson, Mary Wiseman, Shazad Latif, Sam Vartholomeos, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Kenneth Mitchell, Mary Chieffo, James Frain and Sonequa‘s husband Kenric Green.

Also in attendance to show their support was Star Trek‘s Nichelle Nichols, Julie Chen and husband Leslie Moonves, Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Picardo, and Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Anthony Montgomery.

Anthony and Wilson‘s characters, who share a romance in the show, will be the Star Trek series first openly gay characters.

“It’s the first time two human beings were born themselves and in love with each other as the same gender,” Anthony told CBSN. “Even that he’s Latino and I’m white. We are also colleagues. It’s part of the fabric of it. Anyone would be happy [about the relationship].”

FYI: Sonequa is wearing Georges Chakra Couture. Mary is wearing is a Parker dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, Jimmy Choo clutch, and Rene Caovilla shoes.

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Sonequa Martin-Green & Jeremy Piven Present Together at Emmys 2017!

Sonequa Martin-Green and Jeremy Piven pair up to present an award at the 2017 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (September 17) in Los Angeles.

The two presented the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award to Ann Dowd for The Handmaid’s Tale.

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The two both have big projects on the way: Sonequa stars in the lead role of the upcoming 2017 series Star Trek: Discovery, while Jeremy stars in the upcoming CBS series, Wisdom of the Crowd.

FYI: Sonequa is wearing a Romona Keveza gown with Fred Leighton jewelry. Jeremy is wearing a Giorgio Armani tuxedo, David Yurman cufflinks and studs, and a Ralph Lauren watch.

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Cast Discusses Rebooting the Franchise in 2017

Jason Isaacs, Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh – cast members of the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series debuting on September 24 – are on the cover of the latest issue of Variety, out on newsstands now.

Here’s what the cast had to say:

Sonequa on being the first African-American Star Trek lead: “If you say you love the legacy of Star Trek but you don’t love that, then you’ve missed it.”

Sonequa on the new iteration of Star Trek: “Anyone doing a new iteration of Star Trek, you have to understand how deep it is, you have to understand how important it is. You have to understand how much of a pillar it is to our culture. I think you need that in order to really give it the weight it deserves, and I think that — I hope that more than anything — people got the sense of how serious we take this. When I first got started, I had my freak-out phase. I had my almost catatonic moment where I thought, ‘What is happening?’ And I knew very quickly that I couldn’t live there and that I couldn’t create there. I owed it to the story and I owed it to the legacy to get it together. And I had to focus myself in gratitude. I had to focus myself on the passion for the vision for the story that we’re doing.”

Jason on the message the show sends in the Trump-Brexit era: “The world is complicated and horrible, and I don’t know how to explain to my children the insanity of the people who are in charge of it at the moment. I thought it was a good story to tell and something I would be happy to watch, about presenting a vision of the world that’s full of drama but also full of resolution and unity.”

For more from the Star Trek: Discovery cast, head to Variety.com.

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Rob Lowe & Son Matthew Join 'Young Sheldon' Cast at CBS Summer TCA Soiree!

Rob Lowe strikes a pose alongside his son Matthew while hitting the red carpet at the the 2017 Summer TCA Tour – CBS Television Studios’ Summer Soiree held at the CBS Studios – Radford on Tuesday (August 1) in Studio City, Calif.

The father-son duo were joined at the big bash by Young Sheldon‘s Iain Armitage, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan and Zoe Perry, the cast of Me, Myself and IBobby Moynihan, Jaleel White, Reylynn Caster, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mandell Maughan, Sharon Lawrence, Skylar Gray and Christopher Paul RichardsMan with a Plan‘s Matt LeBlanc, NCISEmily Wickersham and Wilmer Valderrama, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom, and Madam Secretary‘s Justin Baldoni.

Also in attendance: Seal Team‘s Jessica Pare, David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Toni Trucks, Neil Brown Jr. and A.J. Buckley, S.W.A.T.‘s Shemar Moore, Alex Russel, Lina Esco, Peter Onorati, Stephanie Sigman, Jay Harrington and Kenny Johnson, Code Black‘s Ben Hollingsworth, Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzman and Harry Ford, NCIS: Los AngelesChris O’Donnell, Daniela Ruah and LL Cool J, Star Trek: Discovery‘s Sonequa Martin-Green and James Frain, Criminal MindsAisha Tyler, Paget Brewster, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and Adam Rodriguez, Wisdom of the Crowd‘s Jeremy Piven, Natalia Tena, Richard T. Jones, Jake Matthews, Monica Potter, Blake Lee, Malachi Weir and Jake Matthews, 9JKL‘s Mark Feuerstein, Linda Lavin, David Walton, Albert Tsai, Elliott Gould and Matt Murray.

FYI: Stephanie is wearing a Galia Lahav gown.

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Waited to Begin Production Until Sonequa Martin-Green Was Available!

The upcoming series Star Trek: Discovery had a bunch of delays and the producers just revealed that one of them was waiting for star Sonequa Martin-Green to become available!

The 32-year-old actress was committed to The Walking Dead and AMC wouldn’t let her join another series until her death on that show was made public.

Sonequa opened up about her gratitude for being on the show while joining cast members Jason Isaacs, James Frain, and Mary Chieffo, as well as executive producers like Alex Kurtzman at the 2017 TCA Summer Press Tour on Tuesday (August 1) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“The honor is mine. The pleasure is mine. I feel that we are all running over—our cups are running over with gratitude and excitement,” Sonequa said about being the first minority female to be a lead on a Star Trek show (via E! News). “We’re bursting at the seams from the weight of it and the breadth of it. We just—we couldn’t be more thrilled to share this journey with you because we understand its significance. We know we’re telling a story we believe in. Everybody is so passionate…This is an epicly grand, yet microscopically tuned, deeply emotional story. We don’t take it for granted. We don’t take it lightly. I certainly don’t. I feel like—it’s a dream to be able to be a part of history. It’s a dream. So, thank you.”

FYI: Sonequa is wearing a Ted Baker dress.

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Sonequa Martin-Green Does Vulcan Salute on New 'EW' Cover

Sonequa Martin-Green is front and center on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s new issue, highlighting the stars of the new CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery!

The 32-year-old actress, best known for her work on The Walking Dead, is the first black female lead in Star Trek history.

Sonequa was joined on the cover by her co-stars Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, and Mary Wiseman.

Showrunner Bryan Fuller opened up about the diverse casting for the new series.

“I couldn’t stop thinking about how many black people were inspired by seeing Nichelle Nichols on the bridge of the ship,” he said. “I couldn’t stop thinking about how many Asian people were inspired by seeing George Takei and feeling that gave them hope for their place in the future. I wanted to be part of that representation for a new era.”

To see a gallery of photos from the series, visit EW.com!

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Trailer Debuts During Comic-Con Panel!

Sonequa Martin-Green throws up a Vulcan salute while Jason Isaacs cheers her on at the Star Trek: Discovery panel held during 2017 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 22) in San Diego, Calif.

The actors were joined on stage by co-stars Doug Jones, James Frain, Mary Wiseman, and Anthony Rapp to debut the new trailer for their CBS All Access series.

Star Trek: Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.

The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

The first episode will air on CBS on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30/7:30c with all future episodes premiering on Sunday nights on CBS All Access, the network’s streaming service.


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