“Star Trek has to be sexy,” Abrams said. “That’s in keeping with the original spirit of the series. In the 1960s they were limited because of the time, but so much was insinuated.”
“Part of the fun of our first movie was playing with the idea that Uhura and Spock were a couple. This movie takes that further and asks how that’s possible. Why would she be interested in that kind of guy, and why would she put up with him?”
“It’s obvious what he would like about her. I mean, it’s f**king Zoë Saldana.”
Abrams went on to discuss Kirk’s womanising of which is a character trait that remained consistent from William Shatner’s incarnation into Chris Pine’s.
“It’s always fun playing the womanising card with Kirk and seeing him in bed with girls who might not be completely human – you know, green skin or whatever.”
“Nobody’s going to force Kirk to be a romantic and settle down; that would feel forced and silly. Kirk’s a player. We like him that way.”