Anthony Rapp has confirmed that Star Trek’s first gay romance isn’t over yet.
Back when it first aired, Star Trek: Discovery boldly went where it had never been before by introducing a gay couple, Lieutenant Paul Stamets (Anthony Rappy) and Dr Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz), for the first time in the show’s history.
Fans were left disappointed when Hugh was seemingly killed off towards the end of season one, but a surprise twist saw him return during season two, although his relationship with Paul was put on hold.
Speaking at PaleyFest on Sunday (24 March), Anthony reassured fans that their romance isn’t completely over, and that viewers can expect more development for them in season three, which was recently confirmed.
“We’re still in the midst of it,” he said. “Things are continuing to evolve. We’re grateful we’re given something authentic and complicated [by the writers].”
Wilson also opened up about the response he’s had from fans since starring as part of the show’s first same-sex couple, and praised his co-star and on-screen lover Anthony for being an “incredible” actor.
“It’s been really moving to me. I am the luckiest man in the world,” he said.
“To have been on the show and then brought back to it? It’s life-altering and to do it with that incredible actor who I’ve known for 22 years is a gift that I don’t know that I can ever repay back.”