Published On: Sun, Sep 30th, 2012

Karl Urban says he’s honored to play Bones in ‘Star Trek’ and respects the secrecy

Coventry Telegraph posted a new interview while promoting the comic book adaptation “Dredd” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” was quick to be part of the conversation.
“I can’t say anything, but it’s a huge honor to play Bones. It means a lot to me,” he says.

“I loved watching the character in the original series, so wonderfully created and executed by DeForest Kelley. As a long-term fan, I have a huge responsibility to do that character right.”

Secondly, Geekadelphia also posted a new interview with Urban, asking the “Lord of the Rings” actor about the secrecy.

Well I am use to it. That is part of the process of making one of those films. I really respect that, because quite honestly I think it can be destructive to have too much information released about a film before it’s out; especially unofficial information.”

Urban added that “People’s perceptions are so vital and important, especially their first impressions. So I totally respect J.J.’s necessity for secrecy.”

To Coventry Urban describes the appeal of the faceless identity, always shielded behind the helmet.

“One of the great aspects of Dredd is that you never fully see his identity,” Urban explains.

“Since his creation in 1977, he was the faceless representation of the law and an enigma, and to do anything else just wouldn’t have been Dredd.

“I wouldn’t have done the film if I wasn’t happy with it, although I don’t think I was quite prepared for how challenging it was.”

The actor’s sense of humor was never far behind.

“I really enjoyed doing that physical acting and stunts. The first thing I had to do as preparation was to stop drinking beer and eating hamburgers,” he reveals.

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