This week in Star Trek celebrity news brings Zoe Saldana talking about roles in space are the best, plus some pregger speculation. We also have the new trailer and pix for Horrible Bosses 2 featuring Chris Pine, another potentially treasonous beer webad from Quinto, TNG stars Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis GIFed while playing a game, plus Jonathan Frakes doing his best Shatner-in-Twilight Zone impersonation. Get all the Trek celeb stuff below.
Saladana: Best roles are in space + is she preggers?
In an interview promoting her upcoming appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy (coming August 1st), Star Trek actress Zoe Saladana talked about how she thinks the best roles for actresses are the ones in space…
I like being in space because there are better parts for women in space. I don’t have to subject myself to just being the love interest or playing a character that doesn’t feel relevant to the story or playing a woman that doesn’t feel like an actual depiction of a real woman. When I read films in space and I’m working with these kinds of filmmakers there’s a neutral sense to the way they develop characters. It makes me feel very significant, very relevant and very excited.
Saldana made similar comments as part of her new cover story interview for Monarch Magazine…
I feel that when women can play a strong character who is the heroine that we are making huge strides as a whole. Women can be just as powerful as men with these type of physical roles and I am grateful I have been so fortunate to be able to have played these amazing women who are powerful and make a difference and not just the pretty thing who has a couple of lines to say. With Colombiana, Avatar, Star Trek, etc. I feel fortunate to represent these women and hopefully they made an impact in some way for strong female characters.
One last bit of Zoe news, E! Online is speculating that the actress and her husband Marco Perego may be expecting. They base this off of "some of the stomach-skimming styles tat the 36-year-old actress has been sporting over the past week or so."
See Chris Pine in Horrible Bosses 2 trailer and image + Armani Event
Star Trek’s new Kirk Chris Pine is appearing in the upcoming comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 (coming November 26). Pine joins the cast playing the son of a swindler (played by Christoph Waltz) leading the original gang (played by Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) to conspire to kidnap Pine. In the trailer below Pine is the guy locked in the trunk of the car…
You get a better look at Pine from these stills from the movie.
In other Captain Fine news, last week he was in Milan attending the Giorgio Armani Fashion Show. Pine is an "ambassador" for the brand and has appeared in their latest campaigns. Here is an official Armani video interview with Pine from the Milan event.
In case you haven’t see it, here an Armani TV spot featuring Pine.
Dorn and Sirtis get GIFed
Buzzfeed gave their animated GIF treatment to Star Trek TNG stars Michael Dorn and Marina Sirits in a set of images related to questions for them on how well they know each other ("Newlywed Game" style).
They showed how well they knew each other, such as this answer to the question "If Worf as in an 80s hair-rock band, what would it be?
Cho talks ‘Selfie’
This fall John Cho (aka the new Sulu) returns to TV comedy in the new ABC sitcom Selfie, starring himself and Karen Gillan (of Doctor Who fame). The pair talked to IGN about the new show and summed it up thusly…
Karen Gillan: Well, I play a character called Eliza, who is very active on social media, very obsessed with herself, her Twitter account and her various Facebook profiles. Then she realizes that she doesn’t really have any friends in real life, so then she hires Henry…
John Cho: Played by John Cho.
IGN: The lovely John Cho.
Cho: The super-handsome John Cho. She hires Henry to make her respectable, to teach her how to be a real person, sort of. It starts from there. I’m not sure where we’ll go in the season, but it’s been fun!
Here is a clip from the show.
Quinto commits treason for a quick buck + speaks at Stonewall anniversary
Today is "Independence Eve" – at least according to Newcastle Brown Ale. As previously reported, The new Spock is helping the beer company celebrate their fake holiday and they have now released the second Quinto webad in the campaign.
In a more serious appearance, Zachary Quinto spoke at the "Stonewall at 45" event in New York City, honoring the 45th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, demonstrations that kicked off the modern LGBT movement.
Celeb Pic of the week – Frakes on a plane
Yesterday actress Rebecca Romijn tweeted out this pic of Bruce Campbell and Jonathan Frakes…
— Rebecca Romijn (@RebeccaARomijn) July 2, 2014
Fakes is currently directing the pair for TNT’s upcoming series The Librarians, based on the 3 "Librarian" TV movies starring Noah Wyle (Frakes directed the last two).