"Unstoppable" actress Rosario Dawson's love of Star Trek is no secret to those who follow her on Twitter, but the actress has revealed that she kept her love of the franchise secret while filming the runaway train movie alongside Chris Pine, who commanded the Enterprise in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek."
However, the truth is now out in the open, and Dawson is hoping for a role in the upcoming "Star Trek 2."
"I am a big Trekkie, which finally just got disclosed to Chris," she told Collider. "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."
Will she get a chance to appear in the sequel? It's too soon to tell, but the actress is most definitely working on it and using Twitter to help push Abrams to give her a role in the followup adventure.
"I love J.J. Abrams, and I've got a petition on Twitter about maybe I could be in the next movie, like a Klingon or something," she said. "I could just make a noise or speak some Klingon ... I would be happy, I would be very satisfied."
If Dawson does win herself a role in the movie, it won't be the first time that fans within the industry have pulled some strings to be part of the franchise. In 1991, Christian Slater made an appearance in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" and, more recently, X-Men director Bryan Singer put in a cameo in "Star Trek: Nemesis."
Scripting is now underway on the sequel to Abrams' 2009 movie and is said to be based on a story that has been discussed among writers and producers of the film all summer. Contrary to some reports, the script is expected to be a standalone adventure, but also deal with larger character issues that could continue into additional movies.
"Star Trek 2" is expected for release on June 29, 2012.
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