Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch's Deleted Shower Scene in Star Trek Into Darkness

Khan's Shower of evil

Conan O' Brien: “He's not enjoying that shower very much."

J.J.Abrams: “That was a shower of evil.”

When Josh Horowitz asked writer Damon Lindelof in an e-mail interview about why Alice Eve was in her underwear at one point, he said that he was not telling because "uh... MYSTERY". But when he was asked about Benedict Cumberbatch's shower scene that was purportedly cut, he went: "As for the shirtless scene... we scripted it, but I don't think it ever got shot. You know why? Because getting actors to take their clothes off is DEMEANING AND HORRIBLE Oh. Right. Sorry."

I think it was at this point that Damon Lindelof realized the double standard he was applying to an actor and an actress, and he subsequently apologized on Twitter.

Now J.J.Abrams is trying to show that he and the writers also thought about pandering to fangirls by actually having shot a Benedict Cumberbatch shower scene. But the main point here is that they did realize that this scene was not necessary to the film and cut it, all the while choosing to still include Alice Eve's underwear scene.

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