'Star Trek Beyond' Star Simon Pegg Reveals How An Oscar-Winning Actress Who Doesn't Even Star In The Movie Inspired New Character, Jaylah!By Vinay Patel, UniversityHerald Reporter
"Star Trek Beyond" co-writer and star Simon Pegg admitted during a press conference Thursday that Jennifer Lawrence in the film"Winter's Bone," was the inspiration behind the recently divulged character, Jaylah.
While working on an extremely independent character that did not have a name, Pegg said they decided to call it 'Jennifer-Lawrence-In-Winter's-Bone.' Later realizing that it's quite a long name, he jokingly said they started calling her J-Law and she eventually became Jaylah, Variety reported.
Sofia Boutella is slated to portray the role of Jaylah in the film. Pegg said she is a welcome addition to the "Star Trek" crew in the same press conference. Pegg cited the lack of girls in "Star Trek," noting that Zoe Saldana (Uhura) has a lot riding on her shoulders.
Jaylah is sort of introvert, covering up for herself and living with hardly any help from any kind of parental or authority figure. Apparently, she finds herself in the midst of the galactic battle following her encounter with the USS Enterprise crew, Vox reported.
Boutella will be joining returning actors Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine for Justin Lin's new film.
"Star Trek Beyond" is slated to hit the theaters in UK on July 22, with another addition to the already impressive cast, Idris Elba.
It was earlier revealed that John Cho's character, Sulu would emerge as the film franchise's first openly gay character.
In other news, Pegg warned those looking forward to see the third installment in the rebooted franchise to "withdraw into a media-free cocoon until showtime," TheWrap reported.
If you are planning to go see Star Trek Beyond, Simon suggests you avoid all TV Spots and trailers from this point forward.
— Pegg News (@simonpegg) July 17, 2016
That's a sneaking suspicion anyway citing his recent tweet that recommended fans waiting to see "Star Trek Beyond" to refrain from all sort of TV Spots and trailers. Taking into consideration that "Star Trek Beyond" is one of the most anticipated releases of the summer, avoiding all TV spots and trailers is like setting fire to your television.
That said, Pegg might not be the most dependable voice as far as pre-promotion for the upcoming movie is concerned, having dubbed the blockbuster's first trailer in December as lacking 'Star Trek stuff.'