Bana Clarifies

By T'Bonz
February 12, 2008 - 3:49 AM

Eric Bana may have understated the role of Nero, the villain of Star Trek XI.

As reported by, when he said that the role of Nero would only be a cameo, Bana was comparing the role of Nero with other roles he has played in the past. "It's not one of those roles where you're carrying the movie," he said. "I feel like I'm very much in a supporting role." When asked if Nero would be the main villain, he said, "I guess he kind of is."

Although a fan of the original series, it was more his friendship with J.J. Abrams and the quality of the Star Trek XI script that convinced Bana to sign on for Star Trek XI. "Even if I was crazy about the original series, that wouldn’t have been enough to make me sign on to a film I didn't want to do," he explained. "I read the script and I went, 'That is an awesome script.' It was a very easy decision."

Bana has not begun shooting yet for his role of Nero. "I have the plum gig coming up at the very end," he said. He has, however, finished his Henry VIII role for The Other Boleyn Girl, which opens on February 29.

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