J.J. Abrams somehow still has time to do interviews and recently got to talking about STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. In particular, he addressed the subjects of Klingons and possible-Kirk-love-interest Carol Marcus (played by Alice Eve).
“Their role in this is definitely that of adversary…and you’ll see how that plays out.”
RE: Miss Marcus:
“(Kirk) meets her fairly early on and again she plays a science officer, she’s someone who is a part of the adventure. I think Chris is right, because it’s very much an action adventure movie and once that gets going it’s a very difficult thing to park the story. So it’s very difficult to do a romantic interlude. Her role is important, she wouldn’t be in the movie otherwise.”
Here’s the full interview:
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller. See ‘em all on May 17th (May 15th for IMAX).