'Nemesis' Sexy & Surprising, Says Stewart

By Caillan
July 23, 2002 - 11:55 AM

Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) promises 'Star Trek: Nemesis' has a healthy dose of sex, wall-to-wall action and plenty of twists and turns to keep the audience guessing.

"It has romance in it - in fact, it's probably the sexiest movie we've done in some respects, although unfortunately none of this involves me," Stewart told DreamWatch (via TrekWeb).

But that's just for starters. "It has a psychological aspect to it too, which is interesting and potent," the Shakespearian actor added. "And there are surprises - the kind of surprises that, while we were shooting it, we were licking our chops with glee at the thought of these things that were going to surprise people."

Although 'Nemesis' promises to be a slam-bang action movie ("a couple of minutes into the film, we've got lots of stuff happening," Stewart noted), Academy Award and Emmy-nominated writer John Logan has made sure the big-screen outing has plenty of heart.

"It's also a very emotional film," Stewart said. "I think even those who are not die-hard fans and don't know all of the history of the Next Gen will find it quite intense. I think it's more emotional than anything we've done on the big screen before."

With the added advantage of being an even-numbered Trek, the actor said 'Nemesis' has the potential to warp to the head of any fan's top ten list. "I think it's possible that there might be more to anticipate and to be excited about with 'Nemesis' than with any of our previous movies, including everybody's favorite, 'First Contact.' I think we've got the mix right, in terms of a strong story."

To read the full interview, in which Stewart also talks about 'X-Men 2' and Enterprise, pick up the latest issue of DreamWatch. Alternatively, extracts are available here at TrekWeb.

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