Kiwi actor Karl Urban, Dr. Leonard McCoy for the new Star Trek, is probably the biggest Trek fan of the film’s new cast and so far his performance as Bones is getting rave reviews for how it honors the original actor, DeForest Kelley. Today the actor showed off his enthusiasm for the film and his part while appearing on a on a New Zealand morning chat show. See below for video.
VIDEO: Urban talks Trek and charity
Urban appeared on New Zealand’s Channel 3 morning show to promote a Christmas chairty (more info at 3news.co.nz).
[NOTE: 3 News actually used a Gabriel Koerner design for Urban’s backdrop.]
Some select quotes:
On the Star Trek film:
This is going to be wicked. They are throwing more money at this thing than probably the last five films combined [Editors note: more like the last 2 1/2 films].
On Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy:
It was freaky working with him. It was like watching an original episode and being face to face with Leonard Nimoy as Spock. I actually got to see Leonard doing his very first day of putting on the ears and the eyebrows and becoming Spock after 17 years and it was one of those iconic pop moments.
Urban also talks about working on historic sets at Paramount, being on set while Stephen Spielberg was there and more.
Urban also promoting the Christmas promotion for New Zealand’s KidsCan Charitable Trust. See the official site for more on the KidsCan Christmas Cracker Appeal.
Karl Urban as Dr. Bones McCoy in "Star Trek"
UPDATE: Urban talks Trek fandom and differences at Cloverfield premiere
If you haven’t seen this before, here is an interview given by Urban back in January while they were filming the movie. Urban talks about what a big fan he is and how his portrayal of Bones differs than that of DeForest Kelley. (thanks Spockboy).