While attending an Oscar party on Sunday, Star Trek sequel actor Benedict Cumberbatch took a moment to talk about what it has been like being the new guy on set. He also discussed working with Star Trek stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Details and video below [no spoilers].
Cumberbatch: It's a 'privilege' to be on 'Star Trek' + talks working with Pine & Quinto
Benedict Cumberbatch talked to MTV about shooting the Star Trek sequel while attending Elton John's Oscar party on Sunday. The actor responded to Chris Pine's recent compliment about how he stood out due to his training, saying that he actually only had a year of training. Benedict also said he is learning a lot from his cast mates, noting he has been working especially closely with Quinto:
"I think they are brilliant on that show, and it's a real privilege to be on that set. There's a patter and a kind of knowledge of who they're playing and the other main characters, which I'm learning a lot from. It's just good fun. It's great to work with Chris. He's very professional. So is Zach [Quinto], who I've been working a lot with this week; I adore him, he's a brilliant, brilliant guy."
The Batch (trying out a new nickname for him) said that his work is now starting on the Star Trek project, which began filming January 12th. He also talked about what it is like jumping into sequel where everyone knows each other, saying:
"It's a great thing to come into something that everybody's familiar with and knows each other very well. So it's [in] a weird way a very easy thing to get up to speed with, because everybody is so welcoming and gets along with one another."
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