Zoe Saldana recently gave some details about the highly anticipated Star Trek sequel while doing press for her new film The Words. She spoke about the Spock/Uhura relationship. Here is what she had to say about how anxious she was to return to the role of Uhura, while speaking with Vulture:
The film came out in 2009, we shot it in ‘07, and now it’s 2012. So yeah, around last year, I was like, 'Come on, come on already,' because I had such a wonderful time working with J.J. and the cast and doing science fiction, which is my biggest passion and my preference as an audience and as a reader, too. But when you’re around J.J. and you’re around [Avatar director] Jim Cameron, you sense that there’s this absolute consciousness that if they don’t focus on the quality of what they do, then their formula’s not going to work. That’s the one thing they have in common; they’re amazing storytellers, so J.J. probably would have fought for the time that he needed for the sequel.
Here is what she had to say about her relationship with Spock:
All I’m going to say is, if you put all the time and energy and wit into setting these two characters together in the first movie and didn’t follow through, it would be a shame.
Here is what she had to say while talking to IndieWire:
Q:Now for the fun part: what lies can you tell me about the “Star Trek” sequel?
Saldana: It’s going to be boring. There’s no conflict between Kirk and Spock, they agree on everything! They’re beer buddies. And there are no bad guys. We’re just cruising in space.
Saldana talked a bit more about what it was like to work with J.J. Abrams again:
It’s wonderful because I’ve been dying to work with the cast again, to work with JJ," she said. "I love him so much. He’s such an amazing human being and such an amazing storyteller and a great director, so what more can I ask for? I start the year and I’m literally going back to a very familiar environment and being a part of a great story.
I am looking forward to seeing the sequel. Production will be going on for a bit now, and we will be posting new stuff as it arrives. What are your thoughts about this news?