You want to know when the next “Star Trek” will start shooting? Look out for paparazzi shots of co-star Zoe Saldana wearing some sweaty workout gear as she leaves the gym. Why? Because, as the woman who played alien linguistics expert Uhura explained to MTV’s Josh Horowitz at Comic-Con, when “Star Trek” ramps up, she’ll be forced to hit the weights again.
So has she renewed the gym membership yet? Saldana revealed that producers have indeed been in touch, making sure the actress is clearing out space on her 2010 calendar.
“‘What are you doing in March?’” she said they’ve asked her. “‘What are you doing in June?’ ‘What are you doing in September?’ I’m just like, ‘I’m free for you guys whenever you come calling.’”
J.J. Abrams or others didn’t happen to drop any plot or character hints during these conversations, did they? Like if a re-cast Khan will make an appearance as James T. Kirk’s nemesis? Not so much. But Saldana’s belief is that the filmmakers should continue to explore unexpected “Trek” realms while staying loyal to the overall franchise.
Check out the video to hear the 31-year-old actress discuss where she’d like to see the “Trek” films go and why the prospect of heading into the gym has her saying, “Oh gosh!”