“When I arrived, [the fans] were shouting my name, so I went all the way across and I had a few Asian fans. Girls dressed up as Captain Georgiou,” she said. “It’s such a huge compliment and I thank them.”
As for what lies ahead in the 15-episode series, Yeoh teased that “it will be surprising.” “There will be twists and turns. It will be a little bit racier – maybe a little bit more than you expect,” she hinted.
Yeoh shared that loyal fans of the franchise will be happy with the way in which Star Trek:Discovery pays tribute to what’s come before.
“I think everybody pays homage to the original because they are the original, so the essence and spirit of how we started out … is very much there,” Yeoh said. “It’s about inclusion, raising the diversity, reflecting on what’s happening with us as a human race and going forward with strength and compassion. It is all there. I think this is the real spirit of what it is to be Star Trek.”
Star Trek: Discovery premieres Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, before debuting new episodes on CBS All Access weekly. The Talking Trek aftershow launches Sunday following the debut on CBS All Access.