Alice Eve Talks ‘Star Trek’ Makeup, Working With Benedict Cumberbatch

Little is known about Alice Eve’s character in “Star Trek 2” beyond the fact that she’s new to the “Trek” universe. If there’s anything we’ve learned about the ultra-secretive production it’s that we aren’t likely to get any new details about the flick from the stars, so MTV News decided to go a different route when chatting with Eve recently about her role.

Instead of asking her about who she plays or what her purpose is in the “Trek 2″ storyline — both things we’re desperate to know — we asked Eve how long she’s spent getting make-up applied to her on set. Judging by her response, it could be that Eve will be playing one of the film’s many alien species.

“I’m a healthy amount of time in the makeup chair — though not as long as Spock,” Eve teased. “We were filming until very late last night, and I know that’s all I can say. It’s a top-secret operation; it’s like a war.”

Beyond that, Eve said she thinks there are a few things about her character that will really surprise her fans. Many know the British beauty best from her small part in “Sex and the City 2″ or the romantic comedy “She’s Out of My League,” so “Star Trek 2″ will be a big departure from her previous material.

“I’m having a lot of fun. It’s a very special experience to be on J.J.’s movies, you know,” she said. “He’s a real good leader.”

Of course, Eve also has some big genre movies coming out this year. First she’ll star alongside John Cusack in “The Raven,” and then she’ll play a young Agent O in “Men in Black III.” Eve also has roles in smaller films like “ATM” and “Decoding Annie Parker,” but it’s “Star Trek 2″ which will likely be her big break.

Even though Eve is new to the series, she got to work alongside some old friends on the set. Eve worked with Benedict Cumberbatch in the British indie “Starter for 10″ and also starred alongside Simon Pegg in “Big Nothing,” both released in 2006. So she had a bit of a reunion on the “Star Trek 2″ set with them.

“It’s a true, true pleasure to see them again,” Eve said. “Really fun.”

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