Alice Eve Drops ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Details While Promoting ‘Some Velvet Morning’ at Tribeca Film Festival
Alice Eve and Chris Pine in 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (Photo: Paramount Pictures)
While Alice Eve is a newcomer to the cast of "Star Trek into Darkness" along with Benedict Cumberbatch, her character has deep roots. "She's dug, dug in there," said Eve about the role of Dr. Carol Marcus, originally played by Bibi Besch in the 1982 film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."
"Dr. Marcus is a weapons specialist with a PhD," Eve continued. "She's incredibly intelligent and highly qualified. In the canon, she has Kirk's baby. In ‘Wrath of Khan,' she is the mother of his grown son," Eve told Yahoo! Movies while promoting Neil LaBute's "Some Velvet Morning" opposite Stanley Tucci at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.
Alice Eve in New York City (Photo: Thelma Adams)
Eve did her homework to play Marcus: "I watched all the 'Star Trek' TV shows. My favorite episode was 'Charlie X,'" she said, referring to a first-season episode that first aired in 1966. "I also watched all the movies -- Patrick Stewart's and William Shatner's." About her director J. J. Abrams, she said, "J. J. is up there with the great minds."
While the actress has skirted on the fringe of fame so far, considering her hot scenes as Captain Kirk's love interest opposite Chris Pine, she's about to become a fan-boy obsession for the next thirty years. How does that strike her?
"I wasn't planning on it," Eve laughs. "Let's hope I'm alive in thirty years! Think of Carrie Fisher as the wonderful Princess Leia and the gold bikini. I'm sure it will be a positive thing. I have fun at Comic-Con. I went to Oxford and studied literature, which is very detail oriented. There's always something to be detail-oriented about. Besides, I'm only one part of a big story."
And the other story on her mind at Tribeca is the LaBute two-hander "Some Velvet Morning," an extended discussion between Fred and Velvet, a married man and his much-younger mistress. LaBute, who will have a new TV series called "Full Circle" partnered with DirecTV, shot the indie drama over ten days in Park Slope, Brooklyn.