There is a lot of Star Trek celeb news this week. We start off with some images: papa Kirk (Chris Hemsworth) as Thor, Simon Pegg going viral on a pink bike, and Chris Pine hanging with Snape. Plus Zoe Saldana is having trouble with her shoes since Star Trek, Damon Lindelof in the new Time, and Kate Mulgrew is going to be Cleopatra.
Hemsworth as Thor
Chris Hemsworth got a lot of buzz for his portrayal of the doomed George Kirk in last year’s Star Trek, which he leveraged into the the title role for the upcoming Thor movie. Today Paramount Pictures released the first image of Chris Hemsworth as Marvel’s god of thunder (below). Kenneth Branagh’s Thor May 6 2011.
Going from a Kirk to a god was a small step for Hemsworth
Pegg gets tough – on a little pink bike
Pegg + little pink bike = awesome
It’s Kirk and Snape!
Speaking of Kirks, Chris Pine was spotted this week at the New York premiere of Mother and Child. He was photographed with veteran Brit actor Alan Rickman, known to the young generation as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films. This was a reunion for Pine and Rickman who starred together in the 2008 wine-themed indie film Bottle Shock.
Alan Rickman and Chris Pine attend the “Mother and Child” premiere at the High Line Park on April 26, 2010 in New York City
Lindelof on Time 100 + Abrams on Time 100 poll list
Time Magazine has released their Time 100 issue for 2010, which is their list of the 100 "people who most affect our world." And on the list is Star Trek producer (and Trek sequel producer and co-writer) Damon Lindelof. He is listed with his fellow Lost showrunner for making "viewers’ heads hurt so good" for the six years of the hit series that no other team has been able to replicate. JJ Abrams, who co-created Lost with Damon, didn’t make the Time editor’s list this year (he has in the past), but he did make the top 100 for the poll of time readers.
Carlton and Damon on the set of "Lost"
Zoe’s shoe struggles after Trek and Avatar + Losers struggles at box office
Zoe Saldana, Star Trek’s new Uhura, has revealed she has struggled to walk in high-heels after all her latest action movie work. In comments given to the Press Association, Saldana revealed:
I did a comedy where I had to wear heels, which felt strange – after Star Trek and Avatar I couldn’t even walk in shoes at all, I said, ‘what are these?’
Speaking of struggling, Zoe’s latest action film The Losers, is looking more and more like a box office fizzle. The film opened last weekend in 4th place with only $9.4 Million. As the film had a relatively low budget ($25 Million) it is too early to say if it will lose money, but so far The Losers isn’t a winner.
Zoe Saldana wearing some spiky heels at the "Losers" premiere in Hollywood last week
Robinson and Mulgrew on CT stage
There is Connecticut stage news for a couple of Star Trek alums. First up, Andrew Robinson (DS9: Garak) is performing now in The Battle of Black and and Dogs at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT. The play runs until May 8th (more info at yalerep.org). And it has just been announced that Kate Mulgrew (VOY: Janeway) will be starring as the Queen of the Nile in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, running October 7 to November 7 at the Hartford Stage in Hartford, CT.
Robinson in "The Battle of Black and and Dogs"