Last week, we posted about some photos from the set of “Star Trek 2” showing Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto locked in some kind of struggle. Cumberbatch may be a villain or not; Quinto is almost certainly still Spock, unless the writers are going really weird with it. It was hard to tell what was going on, really.
But whoever leaked the photos hasn’t greatly endeared himself to director J.J. Abrams, who apparently wasn’t too happy according to Zoe Saldana. When we caught up with Uhura at the Independent Spirit Awards, she revealed the mood on set after the accidental reveal.
“J.J. was very upset,” she said. “I have to say that. It’s not going to stop people from intruding, but they are, and it’s such a bummer because it only hurts them by stealing away the surprise.”
That makes an appropriate amount of sense — why ruin a surprise months in advance when you’re still going to pay money for the ticket, and when you have an approximately 0.01% chance of influencing any details of the film via organized Internet protest or blowback? But we do understand fan culture, and the pressing need to be satisfied with any iota of information. Taking it all in stride, Saldana turned light when we asked her about what Cumberbatch brings to the film.
“Another yummy male actor in ’Star Trek’ — that’s what he’s adding, and I’m enjoying it,” she said.
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