‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Michelle Yeoh Reveals Why She Almost Turned Down Playing Georgiou, and Why She’s Thrilled to Be Back

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1 Episode 14, “The War Without, The War Within.”]When “Star Trek: Discovery” star Michelle Yeoh was told that the character of Captain Philippa Georgiou would die in the opening episodes of the CBS All Access series, it was nearly a dealbreaker for her.

“I said [to the producers], ‘If you’re gonna kill me off, I don’t want to be in it.

I don’t want to just die and disappear.’”Fortunately, showrunners Aaron Herberts and Gretchen Berg assured her that she’d be coming back — which made Yeoh happy, but led to months of secrecy.

“The fans, they’ve been so sweet.

They stop me on the street to say, ‘Why did you get killed off? Why did they let them kill you off? Come back.’ So, I am glad I am back,” she said.

“But it’s been very difficult trying to keep the secret from everyone.

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