Tawny Newsome on Mariner’s Season 4 Arc

Star Trek: Decrease Decks has been a riot since its first season, and Tawny Newsome’s Beckett Mariner is a giant motive why. Over the course of the present’s four-season run, she’s gone from being a chaotic, self-destructive ensign to…effectively, nonetheless that, however now promoted to a junior grade lieutenant alongside the opposite Decrease Deckers. They’ve all been by way of so much this previous season, and Mariner even moreso, given she and Boimler (Jack Quaid) briefly traveled back in time to rub shoulders with the Unusual New Worlds crew.

Trying again on Decrease Decks season 4, Newsome informed TVInsider that Mariner could dial again a few of her worst impulses going ahead. Citing the season finale, Newsome acknowledged her character was on one, saying she “ended up in a full Wrath of Khan scenario with out even attempting.” She’ll cease deliberately in search of hassle and being self-destructive, however “that doesn’t imply to say that she goes to keep away from danger.” Doing silly stuff is “baked into her persona,” she simply received’t do it to purposefully keep away from confronting no matter’s getting at her.

A part of what helped her develop was realizing that Ransom is an efficient commanding officer and to cease seeing him as a whole impediment. Their “will they/received’t they kill one another” dynamic was enjoyable for Newsome, and she or he famous the writers made him a “actually pleasant character” to look at. “By Season 4, everybody’s actually seeing that he’s actually candy,” she continued. “He’s a great chief, and believes in [Mariner]. He weirdly was the key ingredient that she sort of wanted to do higher work.”

Going ahead, viewers will see Mariner “deal with the brand new obligations of her promotion. She’s not attempting to provide [it] again anymore.” Newsome was pretty optimistic about Mariner’s future, noting that even Tendi’s departure within the finale’s final moments didn’t utterly throw her off like it will’ve a season or two in the past. Whereas her character’s been by way of a lot, the actor’s excited to see how Mariner will “discover methods to problem Starfleet to make them higher. Finally, that’s what she desires, is for Starfleet to be higher.”

And if that additionally entails one other soar into live-action, she’s undoubtedly sport for it. Her solely request on that entrance could be to verify as a lot of the Decrease Decks forged get a possibility to play their real-world counterparts. “Whether or not that’s one episode or a film or some sort of occasion, I would like to have the ability to see Noël [Wells] get to play Tendi and my expensive buddy Eugene Cordero [play Rutherford]. To get the possibility to play with him on digital camera could be such a dream come true.”

Newsome’s full interview with TVInsider, which additionally will get into the Decrease Decks/Unusual New Worlds crossover, will be learn here. All 4 seasons of Star Trek: Decrease Decks will be watched on Paramount+.

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