In addition to the the female lead, Zoe Saldana (Uhura), JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek film has quite the bevy of beauties. Two of the women headed to the 23rd century we haven’t heard much from are Jennifer Morrison (best known as Dr. Allison Cameron on House) and Rachel Nichols (aka Rachel Gibson on Alias). Both play key roles in the life of Kirk and both talked a little Trek in recent interviews.
Morrison…no idea what Trek is about, but loved it
In an interview with the Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv, Morrison speaks of her role in the successful series House and a bit about her upcoming role in Star Trek . No new details on the film or even a mention of Morrison’s character (which TrekMovie confirmed to be Winona Kirk, Kirk’s mom), but she does talk about her time on the set:
This has been an amazing experience. It is a huge set and I loved every minute of it. Everything was top secret, thus we ended up riding in cloaked vehicles and were dressed in black robes over our costumes so that no one can see our make up or our costumes. Each morning I received the script with only my scenes of the day, so I have no idea what is the general plot of the movie. I couldn’t believe I was a part of this production.
And did Morrison grow up with Trek?
Not really. When I was a kid I didn’t really watch it and didn’t connect to this world. I only now realize how vast this fiction universe really is, how everyone know the different languages and terms. It’s sheer madness.
Kirk’s Mommy (Morrison) at the “Cloverfield” premiere
Nichols is ‘memorable’
Another one of Abrams Beauties for Star Trek is Rachel Nichols (who was also a recurring star on his show Alias). Nichols is featured in The Times Online on her recent horror movie P2, but also talked a little Trek:
They’ve done a very good job in keeping the character I play under wraps. All I can say is that it’s a memorable role.
They have? Well TrekMovie.com revealed months ago that Nichols will be playing a (non slave girl) Orion at Starfleet Academy…we even have an ‘artist rendition’ of what you may expect to see from Rachel…
Photoshop simulation of Rachel Nichols in “Star Trek”
Thanks to Shmuel Loutaty and Vered Klein of StarBase972 (the Israeli Star Trek fan club), for the tip and translation.