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Last night we reported on footage from Star Trek Into Darkness from CinemaCon 2013 in Las Vegas. We now have video of Damon Lindelof, Chris Pine, Alice Eve, Zachary Quinto and John Cho talking about the movie before they showed the footage. Watch that below plus some interview clips with the group.
Pine, Quinto, Cho and Eve talk Into Darkness at CinemaCon
As we reported last night, producer Damon Lindelof brought actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Alice Even and John Cho to the movie industry CinemaCon trade show. Before showing footage from the movie, Lindelof conducted a Q&A with his actors. Here are some highlights from that talk (or you can skip to the full video below).
Pine talked about how Kirk is different in Into Darkness vs the first Star Trek:
Pine: I think a lot of maturing happens in this film. For a man who thinks he knows everything and leads with his gut and with his heart and is all kind of passion and heart. He is a man who has to learn to censor himself at times and our bad guy–John Harrison–basically levels this mirror in front of Kirk in which he sees all of his vulnerabilities and his fallibility and everything that is wrong with the way he leads his men and women into battle–and he brings him to his knees. I think you find a lot of vulnerability with this young man who is trying to find his way and trying to learn how to captain this incredible vessel full of these incredible people who are becoming his friends and family.
Challenges playing Spock
Quinto: The limitations [of expressing emotion] are pretty strong as an actor, but it gives me an opportunity to cultivate an interior life which I think is at the heart of [Spock]. I just saw Leonard [Nimoy] a few days ago–we were giving an interview about the character–and it was one of the things we both connected to with Spock. It is an erroneous notion that he doesn’t have an emotional life. This movie gives me an opportunity to explore that in many ways and also to be much more physical than I was in the first movie…Spock’s journey in this movie is learning how to be accountable to the people he cares about and loves ultimately.
Lindelof talked about the differences between Star Trek 2009 and Into Darkness…
Lindelof: The stakes are a lot higher [in Into Darkness]. Obviously we wanted to go bigger and better in the second movie but not at the cost of the incredible emotion of the first movie. I really feel–thanks to these actors–the relationships between the characters themselves really–the action happens around them–which really makes you care.
Watch the video (via Showbiz Junkies)
CinemaCon Interview videos
Here are some more videos (via AMC Theaters) with the cast and crew talking about Into Darkness.
Pine on Kirk "maturing" in this film and the next Trek + the ‘huge’ scale + "bigger, badder, louder" action.
Quinto talks about how Abrams and Nimoy helped him become Spock.
Eve on developing the young Carol Marcus and working with Chris Pine.
Cho on why he couldn’t imitate George Takei and how Into Darkness has more action for Sulu.
And here are a couple more press room interview clips from TVShowsAndSeries
Quinto on "scattered" crew and contrasts Harrison and Nero.
Pine on Kirk’s journey, Abrams directing for 3D and embarassment over wetsuit + Alice Eve on how it meant a lot to be part of movie and how she is a fan.
Lindelof and cast talk about promoting Star Trek after Boston bombings
Paramount had the challenge of being the first studio to present at the four day CinemaCon event with their event coming the evening after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Lindelof and the cast talked to the AP about how they felt selling a movie so soon after that tragedy and about their personal connections to Boston and the marathon.