Monday 22 January 2018

Rosario Dawson's Star Trek dream

Rosario Dawson is one of Star Trek's biggest fans
Rosario Dawson is one of Star Trek's biggest fans

Rosario Dawson would love a part in the forthcoming Star Trek sequel.

The Seven Pounds actress, who next stars in nail-biting thriller Unstoppable alongside Chris Pine and Denzel Washington, is a big Trekkie.

"I love JJ Abrams, and I've got a petition on Twitter about maybe I could be in the next movie, like a Klingon or something - I could just make a noise or speak some Klingon... I would be happy, I would be very satisfied," she told Collider.

She has kept her love of Star Trek quiet from Chris, who played James T Kirk in 2009's Star Trek.

Rosario said: "I am a big Trekkie, which finally just got disclosed to Chris. I've been trying to play it really cool and I had been pretty good at hiding it from him.

"He clearly doesn't follow me on Twitter, because I'm pretty obvious about it.... I was trying to play it cool with him, but now the cat's out of the bag."

In Unstoppable, Chris plays a train conductor who has a frantic race against time to stop a runaway freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas before it wipes out the city.

Rosario, who plays a train despatcher in the film, said: "We would all call him Kirk behind his back and he really knew how to take those punches. That was what is so genius about him" .

:: Unstoppable opens in cinemas on November 26.

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