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J.J. Abrams: Star Trek must be sexy

2013-04-27 09:03
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Los Angeles - J.J. Abrams says Star Trek: Into Darkness "has to be sexy".

The renowned director is eagerly anticipating the release of his sequel to the 2009 reboot and has admitted he enjoyed being able to explore the sexual chemistry between characters, breaking the boundaries which the original TV show never could at the time.

Speaking in an interview with Playboy magazine, Abrams said: "Star Trek has to be sexy. That's in keeping with the original spirit of the series. In the 1960s they were limited because of the time, but so much was insinuated.

'Kirk's a player'

"Part of the fun of our first movie was playing with the idea that Uhura and Spock (Zachary Quinto) were a couple. This movie takes that further and asks how that's possible. Why would she be interested in that kind of guy, and why would she put up with him?

"It's obvious what he would like about her. I mean, it's fucking Zoë Saldana."

Abrams continued to talk about Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his womanising ways, dubbing him a "player".

He added: "It's always fun playing the womanising card with Kirk and seeing him in bed with girls who might not be completely human - you know, green skin or whatever.

"Nobody's going to force Kirk to be a romantic and settle down; that would feel forced and silly. Kirk's a player. We like him that way."

Star Trek: Into Darkness, which sees Benedict Cumberbatch take on the role of villain John Harrison, is out in cinemas on 14 June in South Africa and 17 May in the US. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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