‘Star Trek’ Actor Michael Dorn Opens Up About Surprise Return
star trek Actor Michael Dorn has opened up about the return of his iconic character Worf in Season 3 of Picard.
The actor was popular for playing the Klingon in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.
During an interview with digital spyDorn called trying the role again a “very easy process”.
“Because the one thing they did, which I really didn’t experience on the other iterations of this… the producers, we had a Zoom meeting together,” he said. “And we really had an exchange of ideas…
“And they said, ‘Well, we think Worf should be that,’ and I was like, ‘That’s very interesting,’ you know, and so that was a real joy. Because you don’t get that much.”
The actor admitted that “makeup is always a challenge”, although the show “made it a little easier” this time around.
“I was surprised how easily I made the transition,” Dorn added.
Dorn also told us about Worf’s new look in Picard, “When I had the Zoom meeting with the producers, with Terry [Matalas] and Akiva [Goldsman], they said, ‘Well, I said, I want Worf to be this.’ And he said, “Well, we want Worf to be that.”
“They said we wanted Worf to have gray hair. Like, everything’s gray. And my little ego said, ‘I don’t want to be old,'” he added. “And then I thought of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, and this white-haired Pai Mei character… I mean, he could kill anyone.
“And so that was my kind of thinking, you know. That’s what they did, and we agreed on that. And I think it worked perfectly.”