Published On: Tue, May 14th, 2013

Zoe Saldana talks about ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ learning Klingon and who is the biggest ‘joker’ on set

With the J.J. Abrams directed Star Trek Into Darkness headed into theaters this week, star Zoe Saldana talked about returning to the role of Uhura.

Speaking in a Collider interview, the Avatar star says she’s “…enjoying it a lot.  Sometimes my body gets a little tired but my mind feels very resilient because this was a movie that I was so happy to be coming back to do and playing the role of Uhura again.  And also working with J.J. and the cast and half of the crew.  We really had a great time because the script blew our minds.”

Zoe Saldana as Uhura Star Trek Into DarknessSaldana discussed how difficult it was to learn Klingon, especially compared to Na’vi, the language she spoke in Avatar.

“Klingon was a little more difficult, I have to say.  Even though I had more dialogue in Na’vi as I spoke Na’vi throughout, my character only speaks Na’vi and speaks English with a Na’vi accent.  It was still much more difficult to learn Klingon.”

Fans have read countless stories of pranks and antics, so Saldana gave her opinion of who is the biggest joker.

“The biggest joker – it’s a battle between Simon (Pegg) and John Cho.  The person that likes to f*** with you the most in terms of when it’s your closeup and they’re trying to make you break character – for me at least – was Zach. ”

Check out the full interview here

Star Trek Into Darkness also stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, and Alice Eve.

The film opens in IMAX 3D on May 15th and in 2D and 3D on May 17th.

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