The cast of Star Trek: Discovery were at New York Comic Con to talk about the upcoming season and how much love they plan to bring into the world as their story evolves. Ethan Peck, the show’s new Spock was also on stage, and he gave fans an idea of the long journey involved in donning those ears.
According to Peck, when he started reading for the role, he had no idea what character he was trying out for, just that it was a part in Discovery and that was obviously an exciting prospect. When he finally found out that it was Spock it was understandably nerve-wracking, and he was brought in to have a meeting with the producers. His assumption was that even if he didn’t get the role, it was an incredible honor to be given a shot.
He found out he got the role when the casting character texted him a single sentence:
Welcome aboard, Mr. Spock.
“I sat down on the curb and cried for like fifteen minutes,” said Peck.
Sonequa Martin-Green said that the two of them have bonded during their time filming and that they really feel like brother and sister at this point. “I love his soul,” she said. So anyone concerned about the legacy should know the character is in good hands.