Clifton Collins Jr., who plays General Ayel, the right hand to Eric Bana’s Nero in the new Star Trek says that new film is for the fans: "We’re serving the people who are completely enamored with Star Trek." The new Trek bad also talked to Creators.com about Trek ‘cheese’ and his (and Bana’s) role in Star Trek .
Excerpts from Creators.com ‘Hollywood Exclusive’ column
The other day JJ Abrms declared his Star Trek ‘real’ and ‘not kitschy.’ Collins picks up on this theme and talks about Abrams’ de-cheesification:
He’s totally reinvented the whole thing and taken the cheese out of it. I tried to watch some of the old ‘Star Treks’ and with all due respect, they were probably cool at the time, but I couldn’t watch them. [The new movie] is the real deal. It’s just got a lot of reality. It’s not corny at all.
Collins on his and Bana characters
I can’t tell you too much, but me and Eric are some real bad dudes
For spoilers on the characters of Ayel and Nero, see TrekMovie’s recent Star Trek Villain Spoilers article.
Collins February 4 (during the Star Trek shoot) at Hollywood Party