Published On: Tue, Mar 26th, 2013

Simon Pegg talks ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ putting Scottyisms in film and who is Benedict Cumberbatch playing

This summer’s Star Trek sequel is proving to be one of the most anticipated films of 2013 and star Simon Pegg talks about Scotty is the film and his thoughts on the character’s growth.

Simon Pegg as Scotty Star Trek Into Darkness photoTalking with CBM in a March 26 article Pegg says Scotty is “still very proud, and he thinks he owns the ship. He’s very principled, and those principles define his role in the film.”

One interesting story is how director JJ Abrams allowed the Shaun of the Dead star to put Scottish “jargon” into the film.

“J.J. lets me put Scotishisms into the script. But one day he came up to me on the set and said, ‘Simon, we have to understand what you are saying!” So I pulled it back a little bit.” Maybe these scenes will make it onto the blu-ray extras?

The biggest question fans are seeking answers to is who is Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison.

“It’s been fun seeing people try to figure out who he is playing and all the time it just being a very simple answer. John Harrison is indicative of a thing going on in society today, which is the enemy within. Not…a multi-horned alien or another country or whatever. It’s the idea that the threat can be one of us and can come from inside.”

Star Trek Into Darkness hits U.S. theaters May 17, 2013.


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