For Alice Eve, getting ready to play Dr. Carol Marcus meant doing a bit of research.
Eve knows the backstory of the character. “She’s dug, dug into there,” said Eve. “Dr. Marcus is a weapons specialist with a PhD. She’s incredibly intelligent and highly qualified. In the canon, she has Kirk’s baby. In Wrath of Khan, she is the mother of his grown son.”
Preparation for playing Carol Marcus meant sitting down and watching some television. “I watched all the Star Trek TV shows,” said Eve. “My favorite episode was [original series episode] Charlie X. I also watched all the movies; Patrick Stewart‘s and William Shatner‘s.”
Eve is prepared for the fan interest that is sure to come after Star Trek into Darkness debuts. “I’m sure it will be a positive thing,” she said. “I have fun at Comic-Con. I went to Oxford and studied literature, which is very detail-oriented. There’s always something to be detail-oriented about. Besides, I’m only one part of a big story.”