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Star Trek: Discovery Star On Keeping THAT Mind-Blowing Secret

There were plenty of surprises in Episode 11, "The Wolf Inside," including a major revelation for this character.
Posted on Jan 16, 2018 | 10:00am

Warning: SPOILERS from Episode 11, Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery follow...

The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery, "The Wolf Inside," was packed with game-changing moments, as the Discovery crew continued its unexpected journey through the Mirror Universe.

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One moment in particular had us on the edge of our captain's chairs—a mind-blowing twist that's been percolating since the CBS All Access original series began:

Lieutenant Ash Tyler is in fact the surgically reconstructed Klingon Torchbearer Voq!

In a new behind-the-scenes video detailing the astonishing news (which you can now watch above), actor Shazad Latif, who plays both Tyler and Voq on the show, breathes a sigh of relief after keeping the secret to himself since the start of production.

"It was such a long secret to keep," he says. "It was one of the hardest things I've probably had to do."

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The actor also explains what it was like shooting the scene where Tyler/Voq reveals everything to Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) for the first time.

"When I sort of change in front of Sonequa, we're having this, like, 10-page scene. It was in this dark room, and we shot it [in a single] 15-minute take. It was a bit like doing a big scene in a play."

So, now you're probably wondering what the deal is with "Javid Iqbal," the credited actor who played Voq?

Check out the video above for the full story!

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