As previously reported, actress Rosario Dawson is a big time Trekkie who is interested in being in the Star Trek sequel. However, apparently she is going about it in a very subtle way, admitting she didn’t even lobby for the role when she met J.J. Abrams, but she is hoping to get the word out that she would make a "sexy Vulcan".
Rosario could be one sexy Vulcan
A Hollywood Reporter article "Rosario Dawson’s Bid: Sexy Vulcan in Star Trek 2" quotes the actress saying that she didn’t bring up her goal of being in the Star Trek sequel with producer (and possible director) J.J. Abrams when she ran into him on a recent flight to L.A., saying they "ended up talking about politics and t-shirts." The actress also didn’t reveal her inner Trekkie to her Unstoppable co-star Chris Pine, waiting until the publicity tour when she says she "geeked out on him."
So while the actress has stated she is interested in being in the Star Trek sequel, she appears to be trying to not be too pushy about it. As THR states:
Her hope is to keep "making the rounds" in an effort that the right people will know that she would be "one sexy Vulcan."
Recently Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Roberto Orci appeared to reveal that the team were considering actresses for a Vulcan female role…so it seems only logical to consider Dawson.
Dawson – a sexy Vulcan?