Thursday 2 May 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch: How to do my hair was biggest Star Trek Into Darkness challenge

Benedict Cumberbatch has joked that deciding how to have his hair everyday on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness was his biggest challenge.
The Sherlock star, who plays baddie John Harrison in the sci-fi sequel, made the quip at a press conference for the new film this morning.
Asked what was the biggest challenge he faced while shooting, he joked: ‘Which way to do my hair was the hardest… straight or curly or long or bangs or in a ponytail or maybe no hair.’
He then replied more seriously: ‘It was such a sort of whirlwind for me that it was just one ball of excitement from beginnning to end.’
JJ Abrams got in on the gag too and when it came to his turn to talk about the obstacles he’d faced, the director said: ‘I think one of the biggest challenges for me was Benedict’s hair.’
Cumberbatch opened up about his character Harrison, who has so far been shrouded in secrecy.
He said: ‘There’s a lot of motivation and reasoning behind what he does and he has a moral core.
‘He just has a method which is pretty brutal and abhorrent… in our democratic world; one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.’
The actor added: ‘It was a beautiful thing to play, this sliding scale of someone who could be trustworthy and understandable.
‘Also someone who could be out and out on a mission of revenge trying to bring about what he sees as justice and the change in the order of authority.’
Star Trek Into Darkness, which also stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg, is released in UK cinemas on May 9.

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