"Star Trek" star Nichelle Nichols is headed to the daytime soap "The Young & The Restless" as a guest star this summer. The actress shows no signs of stopping from acting and singing, as she has also released a new single.
Nichelle Nichols Joins 'The Young & The Restless'
"Star Trek's" Lieutenant Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, will be in two episodes of "The Young & The Restless," the first one will be on Sept. 1. She is taking the role of Lucinda. The character will share an "emotional connection" with one resident of Genoa City, Mashable reported.
"I'm thrilled and honored to be a member of the cast of this historic moment in daytime television," "The Young & The Restless" guest star told Mashable. "I've been a huge fan of "The Young & the Restless" for decades. I'm equally honored to be from Chicago like the Bell Family who created this incredible TV show."
Nichelle Nichols Releases New Single
The 83-year-old "Star Trek" veteran has recently released her newest single "Fly Me to The Moon," which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the series, The Huffington Post reported. Nichelle Nichols was the first black woman to play a major role in TV series, being cast as Uhura on "Star Trek: The Original Series." Nichols' classic "Fly Me to The Moon" rendition is produced by David Salas ("La Sinfonia," "Taboo").
Speaking during the Comic Con in San Diego, Nichelle Nichols said, "All of my Star Trek fans have truly become like my family. When I decided to record 'Fly Me to the Moon,' it was my way to give back to every one of them. The song is a special one for me, and recording it was one of the best ways I knew to share my love for singing, and give them a special love song from me that will last forever."
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