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Before Star Trek Into Darkness was scripted the filmmakers had said they were hoping to make a film that was more relevant to the issues of the day. In a newly released video interview excerpt, the actor who plays the film’s villain notes that the parallels to the modern world are "chilling." Watch him talk about his inspiration for the role below.
Cumberbatch: Modern Parallel’s to Into Darkness ‘Chilling’
MTV has released another excerpt from their video interview with Star Trek Into Darkness actor Benedict Cumberbatch. This time they talked about where the actor looked for inspiration for his role of the villain John Harrison. Cumberbatch said…
"[Look at] real social history and present history, everything that’s going on: uprisings, people who are trying to spread democracy or fight their cause, and not necessarily through political means … he is a terrorist, and sadly, that’s part of the fabric of our modern world. You don’t need to look far to research that one. But I did look at certain terrorist groups in the past, but it was important to me to ground him in a reality that’s based more on his story than, say, a parallel in the real world. What should certainly be chilling are the parallels to the modern world."
Here is the video