CONAN Highlight: To answer charges of sexism in “Star Trek,” J.J. shows a cut scene of Benedict Cumberbatch showering.
I was going to put this under a cut because there might possibly be spoilers (I don’t think so but I wanted to be safe) but apparently you can’t put a read more in a link so…. don’t read if you’re really afraid of spoilers. I’ve seen the movie twice and I don’t quite remember what was revealed ahead of time.
Okay, so I like this video for two reasons - one, the obvious one, Cumberbatch’s shirtless scene that he was sad got cut from the movie because he worked hard to beef up (this better be on the bluray, Abrams!) and but second because Abrams admits that he cut the scene wear Alice Eve’s character is in her underwear poorly and that it turned out slightly exploitative (this shot bugged me when it was just in the trailer - it makes more sense in context, but they do stick on the shot for a bit longer than is comfortable in the movie). It’s good that he’s admitting he made a mistake. Conan makes some quip about it being awesome, but Abrams, to me, seems genuinely apologetic about it. One thing he says that I don’t agree with is that he calls Kirk a womanizer - I would not define Kirk as that. He loves women and respects them. Yes, he sleeps around, but I don’t think that makes him a womanizer - I just think he enjoys sex and he enjoys women, but in a respectful way. So that bugged me a bit, but overall, I think Abrams comes off better in this interview than some others I’ve seen him in, at least to me.
Also Conan’s edit of the shirtless scene made me lol