One of the small world connections to the upcoming Star Trek sequel is that newly cast guest actors Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch have worked together before (twice). And in a new interview Eve talks about the casting of Cumberbatch and what it means to her to be part of Star Trek. Details below. We also have clips of Eve and Cumberbatch’s previous work together
Alice Eve talks Cumberbatch and working on Trek
JJ Abrams has a knack for casting actors right on the cusp of when they are making their big breaks. British actress Alice Eve has been named by MTV as one of their Ones to Watch in 2012 and they talked to her about Star Trek and her past co-star Benedict Cumberbatch. saying:
"I’m very excited to work with him again. He’s so very funny, Ben. I don’t know if you remember his character in ‘Starter for 10,’ but he was so funny. Like King of the Geeks, but he did it so well, and I found a lot of that hard to get through because he was so funny. I like him very much."
She also noted about the pre-movie buzz and getting to work with the new cast saying:
"There’s a lot of energy, and it’s a nice thing to be a part of that group. That’s the thing that excites me most about it. Obviously, there is a huge legacy there with ‘Star Trek’ and the fanatics, so hopefully they’ll be satisfied."
Eve wouldn’t give any details on her role, but did talk about being cast in the Star Trek sequel, saying:
"I feel incredibly lucky. I would say it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It’s not once-in-a-lifetime, but it is rare. It’s one of life’s great pleasures to enjoy the group you work with, because we all know what it’s like when you don’t."
Videos: Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve together
As noted, Alice eve has worked with Benedict Cumberbatch on two projects. Here are clips of the two together.
Firstly here is Benedict as a young Steven Hawking, picking up a girl (Alice Eve) at a bar from the 2004 movie Hawking.
And here the two are again in the 2006 comedy Starter for 10.