Charlize Theron with The Orville co-star, Seth MacFarlane

The Academy Award-winning actress made her entrance in the latest episode.

Theron plays Pria, the mysterious and glamourous captain of a mining ship, that crosses paths with the U.S.S Orville. 

Pria boards the Orville, after the crew save her from a fiery collision with the sun.

She connects effortlessly with the ship’s captain Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane), much to the distaste of his ex-wife (Adrienne Palicki).

Their onscreen relationship has viewers gossiping. Pria and Mercer share a kiss with a breathtaking backdrop, and strip down for a steamy scene in the bedroom.

 It’s the first time MacFarlane and Theron have starred alongside each other, since the movie A Million Ways to Die in the West.

The Orville has already ticked up some impressive guest appearances in its first season, including Liam Neeson and Jeffrey Tambor. But reviewers are claiming this episode is the best yet.

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