Friday, May 10, 2013

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH: 'Star Trek Into Darkness': Five Secrets Revealed J.J. Abrams and the cast MTV News' live stream. By Kevin P. Sullivan (@KPSull) (MTV)

MTV First: "Star Trek Into Darkness"

In our exclusive 30-minute interview with the cast of "Star Trek Into Darkness" and director J.J. Abrams, the conversation touched on just about everything under the stars. From Spock's eyebrows to laughing on set, the topics were as vast as the travels of the USS Enterprise.

While it's hard to cover all of the topics touched on during "MTV First: Star Trek Into Darkness" without giving a blow-by-blow, these five takeaways should give you a feel for what went on when MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Abrams and the cast.

A laughing J.J. is a good thing. Even on big adventure movies like "Star Trek Into Darkness," things can get a little silly from time to time on the set, and usually that's okay. Abrams said that he's usually chief among the slap-happy when things break down during filming, but one take on the 2009 "Star Trek" was too much for him. "It was the one time that we had literally been working forever, and it was the last night on the bridge," Abrams said. "Everyone started cracking up, and it was unacceptable."

Benedict Cumberbatch had the best food on set. It's hard joining any group of people who have previously established relationships with each other, and the same went for Benedict Cumberbatch when he was added to the cast. But as the film's villain, Cumberbatch needed to keep some distance. "With me, I guess it played into my hands, being an outsider to the actual team who made the first film," he said. Of course, he was still the new guy, but Cumberbatch quickly learned a way into the hearts of the original cast. "He bought us though," Zoe Saldana said. "He used to share his food with us."

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