Twins On Playing Kirk’s Caitian Friends


For twins Katie and Kellie Cockrell, taking on the role of the two Caitians came with challenges.

The first challenge was getting into bed with actor Chris Pine.

“It was really fun but also really intimidating because Chris Pine is obviously not bad looking,” said Kellie. “He’s really handsome and very charismatic, and the whole thing can be a little intimidating.”

Another challenge was the makeup process involved in becoming Caitian. “We did ten to twelve makeup days, which are full days, twelve hours on set at least, sitting in a makeup chair with these really great special effects makeup people,” said Katie. “We tried a ton of different things. One of the first things we got done was a head cast; Kellie went first she’s a little bit more brave then I am so she was calm, but when I was doing it, I was having panic attacks because it’s so claustrophobic and you can’t take it off for ten minutes.”

“They made prosthetic ears [and] prosthetic noses; in the movie we have these kind of scale type things. Our characters are cats, and for our tails, when we were filming the scene, there was a special effects guy sitting right behind us actually moving the tails.”

The women have moved on to their next project, an independent film titled Feels So Good. “It’s a teenage comedy,” said Kelly. “It was really fun.”

Source: Salt Lake Magazine

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  • Mike

    I wonder if their parents pondered with pride when the doctor told them it was twins, “Maybe someday, just someday, our little girls can pretend to be cats in a three-way with a faux-Captain Kirk.”

    Like the litter Indian, I bet they shed a single tear a few weeks ago when that dream finally became reality.

  • Guest

    “Like the litter Indian, I bet they shed a single tear a few weeks ago when that dream finally became reality.”

    I know I did. 🙁

  • So many “challenges” for a five-second scene lol

  • Juventas

    And 10 full days required? Maybe there’s a deleted scene we haven’t heard about…

  • Hah… probably. Still seems like a waste of time and money either way haha.

  • Enterprise1981

    I was little surprised to see that these Caitians didn’t look like the ones from the Animated Series or earlier TOS movies. I guess someone figured that to make them look any more cat-like would appear to be endorsing bestiality.

  • SJStar

    Talking to oneself again, Dog Poo? How utterly lamentable.

  • Mike

    I’m pretty sure, at this point, that defines exactly what you’re doing… talking to yourself while basically everyone else ignores your dumb ass. Carry on. 🙂

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Not bestiality per se, just furryism.
    And don’t be surprised, JJ and the Three Stooges all take the attitude of “timeline diverged 25 years previously” means “everything in the whole damn universe changed, apparently retroactively”.
    Oh. There’s also JJ’s “screw the fans, I don’t like Star Trek anyway” attitude.

  • Mike

    Funny how the NX-01 model isn’t even Archer’s ship design.

    However, the good news is that one of the main complaints I had about ST2009 was that it erased previous Trek by means of its time travel methodology… but clearly, clearly we are not now, nor have we been in the prime universe from the start here… Hell, I doubt Romulus even blew in the prime universe.