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 purpose why. Over the course of the present’s four-season run, she’s gone from being a chaotic, self-destructive ensign to…nicely, nonetheless that, however now promoted to a junior grade lieutenant alongside the opposite Decrease Deckers. They’ve all been by means of lots this previous season, and Mariner even moreso, given she and Boimler (Jack Quaid) briefly traveled again in time to rub shoulders with the Unusual New Worlds crew.

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Trying again on Decrease Decks season 4, Newsome advised TVInsider that Mariner might 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 state of affairs with out even making an attempt.” She’ll cease deliberately searching for hassle and being self-destructive, however “that doesn’t imply to say that she goes to keep away from threat.” 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 he or she 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 very good chief, and believes in [Mariner]. He weirdly was the key ingredient that she form of wanted to do higher work.”

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Going ahead, viewers will see Mariner “deal with the brand new obligations of her promotion. She’s not making an attempt 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 means 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 needs, is for Starfleet to be higher.”

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

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

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