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Exclusive: Alice Eve Reveals Deleted Scene Explaining Brit Accent & More In TrekMovie Interview May 16, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Interview,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

Speaking exclusively to TrekMovie.com, actress Alice Eve revealed a deleted scene from Star Trek Into Darkness that explains her British (and not American) accent. The actress also talks about her Trek fandom, hopes for the next Star Trek movie and more. Watch the interview below (minor spoilers).

 

Eve Reveals Deleted Scene Explaining Accent In Her TrekMovie.com Interview

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.

Highlights

Alice Eve explained that before taking on her role she was a fan but now she is even more of a fan…

If there was a such a thing as a moderate Trekkie, I liked it, but now I am a full-blown Trekkie. 

[Eve later flashed a Vulcan salute and called those who don’t know how to do it properly "idiots"]

The actress also talked about what she knew about the role before she agreed to the film

I didn’t know it was Carol Marcus…I got a sense of the journey of the character that [JJ] wanted was a girl who was struggling with her relationship with her father…[when found out later] I was happy it was [Carol Marcus] because she was played by a more mature actress and she was in a different place in her journey and it gave me room to do a different place in her journey. 

Eve also revealed [answer a question submitted by fan Gary from Liverpool] that there was "ample discussion" of her using her regular British accent (as opposed to the original American accent), and there was even a scene that explained it.

There was a scene that was cut out of the movie where I explain to Kirk that I was raised in England by mother and my father – who is played by Peter Weller who was American – and that is why I had a different accent. But the movie moves at a pace and that scene was too slow

Digging deeper, she also explained why they chose the British accent (as she has done American accents before)…

The association sometimes is that English people are more intelligent than Americans. Of course it isn’t true, but I think we decided to play into that stereotype…because she is such a super-brain.

Regarding returning for the next Star Trek, Eve revealed there haven’t been any specific talks yet.

There have been no official talks about [her returning for next Star Trek film]. I guess Paramount and Bad Robot have to see how this film is recieved and from there we will go forward – so like it! See it! Love it!

We also talked about how the romantic elements of Marcus and Kirk were only hinted at for this film, and how she was happy about that…

I really enjoyed the character I got to play. She was really determined woman in her right dealing with her own struggles. The relationship with Kirk was one she took great support from, but wasn’t definitive for her. And I like it when women aren’t defined by the males they are relating to.

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Comments

1. BiggestTOSfanever - May 16, 2013

I thought she did a really nice job in the movie.

2. rogue_alice - May 16, 2013

“And I like it when women aren’t defined by the males they are relating to.”

Now, bring me a sammich!

3. ScottC - May 16, 2013

While I hope she is in the next film (and we all know there will be one), I could see her and McCoy hooking up first, before she eventually gets with Kirk. It would then be interesting to find out who the father of David is.

4. Silvereyes - May 16, 2013

Is this you Anthony giving the interview? Good job… and lucky you!

5. Anthony Pascale - May 16, 2013

yes

6. Emperor Mike of the Alternate Empire - May 16, 2013

Alice Eve did a fantastic Job. Now that she is on the Enterprise. I hope they bringher back for the next movie.

7. rogue_alice - May 16, 2013

I got the feeling she was a bit bored. But, those press settings have to be sooo tiring. And for an actor, you put the last work behind you and then you look forward.

Thanks Eve for giving the interview.

8. Grand Marshal Skaldak - May 16, 2013

NEED MOAR CAROL IN ST XIII!

9. Anthony Pascale - May 16, 2013

I talked to other people at the junket and they all said Eve was very brief in her answers. That is just her way. As you can see I ran out of questions for what was planned for 4 minutes. Also originally she was going to be paired with Simon but then they changed the arrangements, so I only had a few questions for her. But I found her very charming and I loved the bit where she calls people who can’t do the Vulcan salute right ‘idiots’

10. Emperor Mike of the Alternate Empire - May 16, 2013

Hey Anthony. Great Interview. She is right about anyone who can’t do a proper Vulcan Salute.

11. Steve - May 16, 2013

NO ONE has ever looked as hot in that uniform as she did in STID! She was amazingly hot and her acting was great too!

12. penhall - May 16, 2013

Marcus NEVER should have had an accent to begin with. I know I will be bashed like crazy for posting a minor nitpick about the new movie, but its something that really bugs me.

13. I am not Herbert - May 16, 2013

…she would have made a good Dr. Dehner… =)

14. DJT - May 16, 2013

I love this woman. Very intelligent. Great sense of humor.

15. Classy M - May 16, 2013

Lovely job, Anthony. Thank you.

Is it just me, or does Alice seem like a young Joanna Lumley? If they ever make a new version of Absolutely Fabulous she’d be a shoo-in.

Interesting to hear a little about cut scenes. I hope the script showed the female characters in a better light than the finished film did.

I was amused a couple of days ago to read an interview with Benedict Cumberbatch. In the middle he broke off because he received a call from Alice asking him to go with her to the theatre that evening. He turned her down because he was spending the day doing interviews and still had script pages for Sherlock to memorise. I did wonder what his teenage self would have made of him turning down a girl like Alice.

16. Stargazer54 - May 16, 2013

Anthony, you lucky devil!

17. Kenji - May 16, 2013

The movie did not pass the Bechdel test, alas. I found the underwear scene not unpleasant to view but feminism is one area where the Supreme Court can do a bit better next time.

I didn’t like that she was just a screaming blonde in the trailer, but having seen the movie, I get it now – it is perfectly reasonable to scream when some sort of bone has just been crunched.

18. Mad Mann - May 16, 2013

SHE DID THE SALUTE CORRECTLY!

Sorry, but that’s such a huge pet peeve of mine when so-called “fans” cannot do the Vulcan salute right. Zoe Saldana and Neil Tyson are two that constantly hold the thumb incorrectly together with the palm. As Alice says: IDIOTS!

Peace out

19. ruue - May 16, 2013

Wow she is lovely and articulates herself pleasantly well.
Her German Dub so shitty looking forward to see the movie again in the OV (though they only show it in 3D here hated the 3D…)

20. Ctrl-Opt-Del - May 16, 2013

@ 12. penhall – May 16, 2013

“Marcus NEVER should have had an accent to begin with.”

I’m not sure that it’s physically possible to talk without an accent… I’m pretty sure the original version of the character had an American accent…

21. Simon - May 16, 2013

Uh oh.

BobOrci can’t do the salute right either.

I guess this might mean no Carol in the next movie…

22. ObsessiveStarTrekFan - May 16, 2013

@15. Classy M

You’re right! I’m not that great a fan of Ab Fab but she’d make a wonderful Purdey if they ever redo The New Avengers.

23. The Sinfonian - May 16, 2013

Please have Carol in the next movie script, Bob! And you can use that deleted scene sequence in it. I thought it was pretty clear since “Wallace” is a classic Scots name, but she could have been tied more to London. After all, perhaps that’s why Section 31 had a facility there…. Alexander Marcus put it there to be near Miss Wallace. Now Carol’s mom has a brother Theodore Wallace…. who married a Janet….

24. Dr. Cheis - May 16, 2013

Since so many of the characters in the new universe seem to be based in England, it didn’t strike me as odd that they have accents.

25. Nick C - May 16, 2013

I am loving Alice Eve. She was great, I hope they bring her back for the next one.

26. Matt Wright - May 16, 2013

Love her accent, and awesome to hear her calling people who can’t do the Vulcan salute “idiots”, totally makes me like her more :)

27. Jeyl - May 16, 2013

“There a scene that was cut out of the movie where I explained to Kirk that I was raised in England by my mother.”

Once again, JJ’s Star Trek screws the mothers.

28. Christopher Valin - May 16, 2013

The funniest thing to me is that people make a big deal about Earthlings having the “correct” accent, but the fact that Star Trek aliens rarely have accents doesn’t bother them.

29. Thomas - May 16, 2013

22. ObsessiveStarTrekFan

Nice to see someone else who appreciates The New Avengers.

30. Anthony B. - May 16, 2013

@3 Remember, McCoy’s father’s name was David… ;-)

@18 Not everyone can actually physically do the Vulcan salute correctly. It’s something about the bone structure of the hand — some people can do it and some can’t. Indeed, I understand that Zachary Quinto can’t actually do it — two of his fingers had to be glued together for the farewell scene with Spock Prime in the 2009 film. (Patrick Stewart has also struggled with it.) Leonard Nimoy has said that if Celia Lovsky couldn’t have done it, it wouldn’t have been introduced in the first place.

Now, my mother couldn’t do it, but I can do it with both hands (as Nimoy can). Go figure…

31. porthoses bitch - May 16, 2013

Annyone notice in the scene where she walks away from kirk she is walking up an open bottom staircase…….ah to be Kesner…

32. X - May 16, 2013

2 – Seriously? That joke stopped be funny about a year ago.

33. Classy M - May 16, 2013

@22 – ObsessiveStarTrekFan – I’m a traditionalist; I prefer Emma Peel. That said, Alice would be great in New Avengers too. Now, who would make the perfect Steed?

34. penhall - May 16, 2013

#20 U know damn well what I meant. Stop being condescending.

35. Darkthunder - May 16, 2013

One could speculate the following:

In the original “Prime” timeline, Carol was raised by her American father (and thus “attributed” her accent to him). It’s also possible that both her parents were/are in Starfleet, and in the Prime timeline, she ended up resenting her mother for (possibly) being killed in the line of duty.

Just speculating. I didn’t mind her British accent one bit. This is a different Carol Marcus. And i’m perfectly fine with that (and any other changes).

36. Matt Wright - May 16, 2013

Have never seen the New Avengers, but some classic Avengers Emma Peel is my cup of tea for sure :)

37. Gilberto - May 16, 2013

Pascale, you’re cute! I had never seen you. Nice interview. THANK YOU for everything.

38. logicallyillogical - May 16, 2013

A minor detail I’d like to point out, and then a question I’d like to have answered…

The only time people are referred to as “Doctor so-and-so” in Star Trek are when they are either 1) a medical doctor (e.g. Dr. McCoy, Dr. Crusher…) or 2) not a member of Starfleet, but an independent research scientist (e.g. Dr. Carol Marcus in Wrath of Khan, Dr. Daystrom, Dr. Stubbs), etc.).

What is Carol Marcus’s rank supposed to be? Ensign? Lieutenant? Fleet Admiral? (joking about the last one, obviously). Because it’s never mentioned in the film. The sad part about my having to ask this question is that I shouldn’t have to ask it in the first place. In a universe where one’s rank braids are displayed just about the wrist of one’s uniform sleeves, don’t you think that the women’s uniforms should have, you know…sleeves? Silly, I know…

39. Anthony Pascale - May 16, 2013

marcus is a lieutenant

40. Mad Mann - May 16, 2013

@30: Nah, I think anyone could do the salute with enough practice. The point is to have the care to learn it correctly.

41. Theatre Historian - May 17, 2013

38) her rank is mentioned in atleast 1 scene in the film.
and as anthony said she is a Lieutenant.

42. chrisfawkes.com - May 17, 2013

I think it’s insulting to suggest the stereotype is that the Brits are smarter than Americans

When the stereotype is that everybody in the world are smarter than Americans.

Just kidding guys.

43. Jackson Roykirk - May 17, 2013

Absolutely f-ing beautiful. She did a great job in the film, she got to have a few big moments, and she nailed every one of them.

As an aside, her father Trevor Eve is one of two people to have broken the right front wheel off the reasonably priced car, at speed, in his appearance on Top Gear’s “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment. The other being musician Lionel Richie. (You can never tell about people, can you?)

44. mynameschris - May 17, 2013

@27 Jeyl – “Once again, JJ’s Star Trek screws the mothers.”

How is her being raised by her mother screwing over mothers?

This just confirms the obvious, she was raised in England where as the original was brought up in America or a Starfleet base where the majority of her peers had American accents.

Remember new timeline meaning Starfleet postings would be different and as events unfold her parents could have (as an example) split up which may not have happened originally.

45. TrekMaMa - May 17, 2013

@12, I feel the same way, but you have to remember, This “reboot” of the ST franchise takes place in an alternate timeline, so they can do whatever they want with the characters.

@20 – I think that is what @12 was saying here. Dr. Marcus in STII:WOK had an american accent.

46. The Professor - May 17, 2013

She did not want to be there. That was clear. Some interesting answers however.

47. tribbleorlfl - May 17, 2013

I’m sure the Vulcan salute comment was in jest, but the agreements in this comment section bother me. Despite being a lifelong ST fan (one of my earliest memories is seeing WoK in the theater w/ my mom and older brother), I have never been able to do it. I physically cannot move my ring finger over to my pinky finger, and that has everything to do w/ biology And nothing about intelligence.

48. Geek Girl - May 17, 2013

@47
It’s not the movement of the pinky and ring fingers that they were teasing about, it’s people who don’t spread their thumbs out which is something most people can do – unless of course you suffer from severe arthritis.

49. Anthony Thompson - May 17, 2013

I would have asked: “Why the bangs?”. Great looking woman otherwise, though. I wonder if AP made a play for her after the camera was turned off.

50. rogue_alice - May 17, 2013

X – Actually it was more commentary than joke. On social topics I find several TrekMovie regulars that are quite “caveman” in their positions.

If anything, I find some of the STID use of her sexuality over the top. I haven’t seen the movie so hopefully she is depicted exactly as she suggests. Competent in her own right; her intelligence. A valued member of the crew’ not merely shoehorned in for her obvious beauty.

51. KHAAAN the weasel - May 17, 2013

“Idiots…” – Now I officially adore this woman.

52. Ziplock9000 - May 18, 2013

#12 No accent? You know that’s impossible right? Unless you think the US is the centre of the universe and only OTHER people have accents.

53. Allenburch - May 18, 2013

I LOVE ALICE EVE

54. Bobby - May 18, 2013

52 – Maybe he means she should have been mute. :)

55. Rihannsu - May 19, 2013

I liked the Tellarite asking questions. Maybe in the next movie Paramount is not going to waste monet to makeup and hire that guy to play a Tellarite. This interview looked like a beauty and the best interview. I just wanted to see the interview, but after a few seconds i stopped it, no matter how beautiful Alice is, that guy/person/being ruined it.

56. Bassmaster22 - May 19, 2013

Honestly, the interview was longer than her collective lines in the movie. It’s like watching an extra spending weeks determining the character’s motivation. Not at all Alice’s fault, but she’s not a major character here.

57. FNC - May 20, 2013

You know what is from out of space? Alice Eve’s naked boobs :d
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58. TrekMadeMeWonder - May 20, 2013

Saw it, liked it, but Alice, I can’t love it.

OK. Love it. But only for the scenes in which you appear.

59. Jimtibkirk - May 22, 2013

I think Alice is a refreshing addition to this cast. Beauty and brains all in one package. As I see Pine as the new Pitt, Eve could be the new Kidman.

That said, anyone else catch the fact there is still NO sign of Chapel, other than her off camera “Yes Sir!” reply in 2009 when McCoy is treating Kirk’s swollen hands and needs 10 cc’s of whatever that was?

Considering Majel was in everything Trek right up to 2009’s computer voice, seems odd to me her character is still missing from the JJ-verse. If Kirk and Spock are paired off, why not get Chapel with McCoy? Maybe that’s coming for 2016 …

60. Jimtibkirk - May 22, 2013

Oh, not to imply of course that Zoe isn’t a beauty with brains either. Just to make that clear. The more strong women in the cast to support Trek’s overall vision of IDIC, the better.

61. Feldman - May 28, 2013

Wow. Hard to believe she was born when Wrath of Khan came out. Still, she has a perfectly good American accent. Wonder why they didn’t use it since the late Bibi Besch’s Carol Marcus was supposed to be American.

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