English actress Alice Eve is set to appear on the big screen later this year, in the J.J. Abrams movie Star Trek Into Darkness. Alice has now been talking about how she found out that she had won a role in the movie and the conversation she had with Abrams.
Eve told Empire, “Mine was actually completely different to Benedict’s – mine happened over a longer period of time, much earlier on in the process. (Turning to Benedict) You were finding out at the end of December 2011, for me it was at the end of September, October I think it was. All very civilised, really. I met J.J. a couple of times, read for him, met with him, spoke with him, and then he called me up! I was driving when he called and I got shaky, I thought I was going to crash, so had to pull over into this little car park.”
She added, “He kept saying all these things to me in his rather charming way and I didn’t really know what he was getting at, and this went on for, like, 10 minutes before I said, ‘J.J. I’m so sorry, I just have to clarify, are you offering me the job? Because before I say that I’d lay my life on the line, I will eat real live frogs for you, Sir J.J. Of Abrams, I need to know if I’d be doing it for the benefit of the job.’ He goes, ‘Yep, I’m giving you the job. I think that’s what happening, yes.’ So I said, ‘That’s wonderful, thank you, I’d love to do it!’”
As well as starring Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek Into Darkness also stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Anton Yelchin and is set to be released on May 17 in both the US and the UK.