You probably know her from films like Clerks II, Sin City, or Men in Black II. Or perhaps you’ve seen her on Netflix series like Luke Cage or Daredevil. Either way, Rosario Dawson has been rumored to have been cast to play a character in the Star Wars streaming series ”The Mandalorian.” But what we’re excited about is her desire to play an all-powerful, omnipotent being in the Star Trek Universe.
In a recent interview with Variety, Dawson addressed the Star Wars rumors, but threw her name into the stars who’d like to portray a part on Star Trek.
“I mean it would be great ‘cause then I could jump on ‘Discovery.’ I could be on ‘Picard.’ I just want to be with Jean-Luc Picard,” said Dawson, who considers herself a “Trekkie person.”
Dawson said that if she would be able to make her way into the Star Trek and Wars universes, she will “just retire.” She’d then concentrate on going to school and running for political office.
She said that the first thought of her joining Trek was from her father, and she said that she’s been “tripping” since Patrick [Stewart] restarted the Picard story.
“I know people who do the make-up on it… maybe I could be a just be a background Romulan… or a Vulcan,” Dawson said. “It would be so fun to just throw me in there. I could walk through as a Klingon and start saying stuff — something, just background.”
Dawson said that as she talked this out with her family, her brother got upset when she suggested that she could even be a redshirt. Dawson’s brother insisted that she’d need to be a captain. It was her father who suggested that she be “Q.”
“Male Q, female Q, young, old, they’re just all Q,” said Dawson. “Then I could jump on Discovery and I could be on Picard… I just want to be on with Jean-Luc Picard. That’s it — Asoka and Q.”
Many in the Trek fan community speculate that this would be a “torch passing” from Jon de Lancie to Dawson — just remember that others have played a Q, including Corbin Bernsen in TNG’s “Deja Q,” and Keegan de Lancie (John’s son), in the Voyager episode “Q2.” There are many Q in the Continuum.
Below is an interesting exchange between Chadwick Adams, a friend of Trek Report, and Dawson herself, on possible roles in Trek: