L'Rell is nothing if not devoted.
Stationed on the Klingon sarcophagus ship, this Klingon warrior, played by Mary Chieffo, serves as T'Kuvma's ( Chris Obi) second in command. She is a steadfast believer in his mission to unify the 24 Klingon houses, by any means.
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"L'Rell is kind of the key strategist, the campaign manager of T'Kuvma, who is a brilliant and passionate Klingon, who has resurrected this huge, beautiful sarcophagus ship," Mary says in a new video centered on Star Trek: Discovery's female Klingon. Watch it above!
"She's grateful that T'Kuvma has selected her to be so high up in his chain of command," Mary continues. "He relies on her to make the plans and to really take care of business. He's [the] message, and she's the silent action."
This subtle yet powerful influence makes Mary even prouder to portray L'Rell on Star Trek: Discovery.
Mary continues, "It's such an honor to be able to look back at how many breakthroughs the female characters from all the iterations of the series have made, and it's exciting to be part of the legacy and that history.
"As a woman, seeing all these different strong female archetypes being embodied and presented in different ways... They're not all one type of powerful woman. You're getting to see a large variety of ways in which women can be in space. In a very Klingon way, I'm honored to be a part of this."
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