Saldana: Humor On The Set


Although the Star Trek into Darkness story got tense at times, the actors found lots of time for humor on the set.

“We do a lot of beaming in this film,” said Saldana, and that led to funny moments on the set.

“All the ‘beam me up, Scotty’ stuff is really super funny,” said Saldana. “They can hardly ever use the first or second take.

“I’ll start laughing. Chris Pine will laugh. Zach laughs. Even J.J. Abrams will burst into laughing now and then because you’re standing there wearing the costume, perfectly still, and you have to imagine your every molecule being sent into space.”

Sometimes, the actors, including Saldana, would dare to sit in the captain’s chair. “I think all of us sat in the captain’s chair every now and then,” said Saldana. “Then Chris would walk across the bridge and say, ‘Can you please get out of my chair?'”

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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  • SJStar

    Saldana, IMO, is a bit too emotional for the character of Uhura. Again Kirk character is really personable and inspiring to each of his crew, who changes the other character parts from unsure to trusting him with their lives. Uhura is no different, and I liked the how Kirk gossips about Spock behind his back. There are great moments which could teaching people about leadership, and it is clear JJ understands this aspect of people working together. Using this within this ST is movie by JJ is very inspired, and his focus on this drags the story along.

    Old Uhura would still kick the butt of New Uhura, IMO.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Nichelle Nichols was, and remains, one of the most gorgeous creatures to grace the Earth with her presence.

  • SJStar

    Hard not to agree!