It seems everyone is talking this week, now it is John Cho’s turn in a couple of new interviews. The new Sulu tells AP when he was cast as Sulu a friend sent him a long email about “how great a responsibility” it was. In comparing Trek to other work Cho said: “it is daunting, it’s scary. Frankly, I’m not used to this kind of heat.” Cho is also the cover boy on this month’s Geek Magazine where he talked about meeting George Takei and how the film has a lot going on.
Cho on Abrams reasons for secrecy:
I think he sees it as a favour to fans to keep everything on the down-low because he’s a very enthusiastic moviegoer, and he wants to be surprised and he wants things to be kept from him until the last minute.
Cho says that he is finishing up his last scenes this week, and describes the experience:
It’s been going great, what can I say except that it’s really thrilling. There are a few dreams that you have when you’re a little boy: It’s cowboys and Indians, it’s being on a spaceship. This is one of the great fantasies of my life.
More from Cho at AP, split into two articles: one on “Star Trek” and one on his new film “Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay”
Cho Geeks Out
This month our friends at Geek Magazine have John Cho on the cover. Here are some excerpts about Star Trek:
On meeting George Takei:
He’s a great guy. He’s such a nice guy. They don’t make them like that anymore. He’s almost from another era, he’s such a gentleman. People aren’t like that anymore, so loving and intellectual.
On how director JJ Abrams is approaching Trek:
I think the movie goes all over the place. And J.J. is very good at that. I don’t think any character is just sitting there twisting knobs. Or maybe they don’t twist knobs on the Enterprise, but pushing buttons and stuff.
Much more from Cho in the March issue of Geek Magazine, on newsstands now. Editor-in-Chief Jeff Bond also devotes a bit of his March editorial to Star Trek (which includes a shout-out to the TrekMovie.com community and the ‘6000-post argument’ over the teaser trailer.)