In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, star of the new Star Trek Discovery show, Sonequa Martin Green debunked what many had thought from the first trailer was true; she is not half Vulcan.
Rather, she is the first human to attend the Vulcan academy and has close ties to Sarek, Spock’s father.
I’m the first officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou that is captained by Captain Philippa Georgiou, who is played by the amazing Michelle Yeoh. I have an inner war and it’s a journey of self discovery and finding out what it means to be alive, to be human, to be a Starfleet officer, what it means to be a hero.
I have the Vulcan conflict in my life from Sarek and Amanda so there’s always going to be that inner conflict with me. But I think it’s relatable because we all have some kind of inner conflict going on — who we are versus who we present ourselves to be. There’s a lot to be discovered.”
Star Trek: Discovery beams aboard this September on Netflix.