And here is the second TrekMovie interview from the official Star Trek Into Darkness junket, this time with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto where we talk about how they both pepper their performances with moments of Shatner and Nimoy. We also talked about working with Cumberbatch and more. Watch it below.
Pine and Quinto talk Shatner and Nimoy and more with TrekMovie.com
It was late in the day when I sat down with Zach and Chris and you can see it at the beginning where they were cooling themselves with bags of ice. But regardless of the junket fatigue we pressed on. Watch it below.
Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto talk about ‘moments of Shatner and Nimoy’ in their performances as Kirk and Spock
Quinto: JJ was very clear in wanting us to bring our own perspectives to bear in creating the first film. But I think both of us have such an affinity for the OGs that it would be silly for us not to embrace them in our performances in little tiny bits. And not to spoil anything but there is a nice reconnection of Spock energy in this film which is for me one of my favorite moments.
Pine: Yeah, it is always fun to pepper the performance with nods to what Bill and Leonard did. It is finding those moments that can prove to be really exciting and lends itself to people enjoying it and smiling. There is a lot of humor and a lot of light to all this "Darkness." I also do think for fans they will probably read into more than I conciously put into it, but there are definite nods.
Quinto on how his relationship has grown since 2009 movie
Our relationship took a different turn after the first movie. I was so grateful to have him be involved, but then we just became friends. So our relationships has become something much bigger than our connection to Star Trek and the character of Spock. He has ascended to someone of great importance in my life.
Chris Pine on working with Benedict Cumberbatch (contrasting with his performance):
Benedict is tremendously talented for what he brought to his role – it is completely different than what I bring to bear for Kirk. It is just the definition of who these characters are. There is a scalpel-like precision to Benedict’s John Harrison. A robotic calculation to the violence that he psychologically and physically wields. Kirk is more of a cowboy. His energy is bigger and larger. What I did was watch a wonderful actor work his craft…it was great fun.
Chris on the most important thing he has learned playing Kirk [question submitted by Josephine from Fort Collins, CO]
I like his spirit of the moment. He is a man who lives in the moment. I think there is something to be said for his impulsiveness. It doesn’t work for him all the time and it is part of his running arc in this film certainly – but to hold on to that gut instinct – there is something beautiful and wonderful that speaks to all of us.
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