Cruz plays Dr. Hugh Culver, who becomes romantically involved with Lt. Stamets, played by Anthony Rapp. When asked about his Star Trek co-stars, Cruz was quick to gush about his new family.
“Oh my god, I love these people,” he said. “They’re unbelievable people. It takes a certain kind of person who loves Star Trek to bring it to life. There is a lot of emotion, humility and a real passion for the work. Those are the kind of people that I'm working with and I couldn't be more grateful.”
As far as Star Trek fans go, Cruz said they are “pretty awe-inspiring.”
“To see their excitement and [their] support for the show and how much they're pulling for us, I think we really conveyed how passionate we are about this project and how much we really are doing it for them,” he concluded.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres on CBS and CBS All Access on Sunday, Sept. 24.