Benedict Cumberbatch revealed that his character for the up coming Star Trek: Into Darkness film is neither good nor evil in the traditional sense, but kept his on-screen identity under wraps.
“He is very ruthless… He is not a clearly good or evil character. He is a villain but the actions he takes has intent and reason,” Trek Movie quotes him saying.
“He is a complicated character not to be judged by white-or-black, or good-or-evil. But this is the appeal of JJ’s works and I felt challenged as an actor.”
“I was a fan of the [2009 Star Trek], so I was pleased when I got the offer. But I know the second one will become far-bigger scale, so I felt terror instant,” he said.
“The character is a villain and scary, but I was looking for an actor with humanity who audiences can sympathies with. When I saw Benedict in Sherlock, I wanted to convince him whatever it took. I expected a lot from him, but Benedict responded by acting beyond my expectations.” JJ Abrams on Cumberbatch’s character.
Original source Trek Movie.com