Trek Untold-Episode 83: Rachel Ancheril, Cmdr. Nhan on Star Trek: Discovery
With the second half of season four of “Star Trek: Discovery” approaching, we catch up with everyone's favorite Barzan, Rachael Ancheril, who played Commander Nhan on seasons two, three, and now four on the show.
We discuss Rachael's interest in becoming a law enforcement professional and the twisty-turny road that led her to acting, the lessons she learned while working with Amy Price-Francis on her first gig in “King,” working on “Rookie Blue” as Marlo Cruz and getting her first taste of fandom!
Then it's onto our Trek talk, and we learn about what the secretive auditions for her part and two other auditions for DISCO that didn't pan out, the makeup process, stories with Soneqhua Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, being directed by Jonathan Frakes, how Rachael discovered who the character of Nhan is, and a look through her entire character arc as we deep dive with the talented performer under the makeup.
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