John Cho is having a good week. He is out promoting his new movie, Harold and Kumar Go to Guantanamo Bay (which looks hilarious) and he and his wife are expecting their first child. All the while he keeps getting Star Trek questions. The new Sulu isn’t giving plot details (beyond joking “the deathstar blows up at the end”), but talks about the shoot, the director and his approach to Sulu.
Latest Cho quotes on Trek
[From MTV] On the shoot:
The shoot went great; it was just a dream. It is really, explicitly living out a childhood fantasy. So, it was just about as good as it gets for me.
on Takei’s 6 pack
I was looking at those episodes and I was like, ‘This guy is fit!’,” That guy was gym-ready before there were gyms!
Cho would only ‘grin as if Kumar had handed him a water-based pipe’ when asked if he went shirtless
Takei’s abs impress Cho
[From MoviesOnline] On director JJ Abrams
He is, I think, maybe one of the few geniuses I know. He seems to know everything about filmmaking. He’s quite young and knows everyone’s department so well. It’s really freakish. He operates the camera a lot and he’s just everywhere. He knows everyone’s job to the point where, it’s nerve-wracking. You can’t misstep if you’re working for J.J. because his knowledge of his set is that complete. And, what’s unusual about that is he’s also very in tune to what actors are doing so he knows what he wants with a performance and I’m a take whore. I will do takes until the sun goes down and I will always ask for one more. I’m a little bit neurotic but I was always willing to let it go with him because he’s like ‘I got it. Trust me. I got it.’ I know he’s more of a perfectionist than me, so if he’s happy, then I guess I’m happy.
On if he was ’emulating’ Geroge Takei
I don’t mean to be vague but what I can say is honest which is that I think, myself and everyone else on the film, J.J. [Abrams] and the designers, I think we are trying to be respectful of the original series and we’re also trying to get some new fans, do things differently and put a younger, more vigorous spin on it.
Cho’s having a baby
In other Cho news, People Magazine reports the actor and his wife, actress Kerri Higuchi, are expecting their first child, a boy. Cho tells People:
I’m really excited … and scared. They’re just going to give you the baby, and then you have to take it home. There aren’t any doctors around telling you what to do. That thought is really scary to me.
People also reports Cho is moving into a new house to make room for the bigger Cho clan.
Congrats to John and Kerri from TrekMovie.com
Harold and Kumar Go To Guantanamo Bay, starring John Cho, opens Friday April 25th. More info at the official site.