Speaking exclusively to TrekMovie.com, actress Alice Eve revealed a deleted scene from Star Trek Into Darkness that explains her British (and not American) accent. The actress also talks about her Trek fandom, hopes for the next Star Trek movie and more. Watch the interview below (minor spoilers).
Eve Reveals Deleted Scene Explaining Accent In Her TrekMovie.com Interview
It was late in the day when I sat down with Zach and Chris and you can see it at the beginning where they were cooling themselves with bags of ice. But regardless of the junket fatigue we pressed on. Watch it below.
Alice Eve explained that before taking on her role she was a fan but now she is even more of a fan…
If there was a such a thing as a moderate Trekkie, I liked it, but now I am a full-blown Trekkie.
[Eve later flashed a Vulcan salute and called those who don’t know how to do it properly “idiots”]
The actress also talked about what she knew about the role before she agreed to the film
I didn’t know it was Carol Marcus…I got a sense of the journey of the character that [JJ] wanted was a girl who was struggling with her relationship with her father…[when found out later] I was happy it was [Carol Marcus] because she was played by a more mature actress and she was in a different place in her journey and it gave me room to do a different place in her journey.
Eve also revealed [answer a question submitted by fan Gary from Liverpool] that there was “ample discussion” of her using her regular British accent (as opposed to the original American accent), and there was even a scene that explained it.
There was a scene that was cut out of the movie where I explain to Kirk that I was raised in England by mother and my father – who is played by Peter Weller who was American – and that is why I had a different accent. But the movie moves at a pace and that scene was too slow
Digging deeper, she also explained why they chose the British accent (as she has done American accents before)…
The association sometimes is that English people are more intelligent than Americans. Of course it isn’t true, but I think we decided to play into that stereotype…because she is such a super-brain.
Regarding returning for the next Star Trek, Eve revealed there haven’t been any specific talks yet.
There have been no official talks about [her returning for next Star Trek film]. I guess Paramount and Bad Robot have to see how this film is recieved and from there we will go forward – so like it! See it! Love it!
We also talked about how the romantic elements of Marcus and Kirk were only hinted at for this film, and how she was happy about that…
I really enjoyed the character I got to play. She was really determined woman in her right dealing with her own struggles. The relationship with Kirk was one she took great support from, but wasn’t definitive for her. And I like it when women aren’t defined by the males they are relating to.
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