The most highly anticipated new Star Trek movie since Robert Wise’s 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture will be released on May 8, 2009 with J.J. Abrams at the helm. Not a lot is known about the plot as this is one of those most secretive productions in recent memory.
Starpulse bring us an interview with Sonita Henry, who plays the first person to ever meet James Tiberius Kirk — as the doctor who delivers him. In it, she discuss her role, some minor spoilers, and talks about Winona, as you can see in the excerpt:
Mike: I think you were in a movie before with Winona Ryder?
Sonita: Woody Allen’s Celebrity, right.
Mike: She plays Spock’s mom so I’m assuming your characters don’t meet.
Sonita: No, which sucks. When they mentioned to me I was playing the doctor that delivers Kirk, all they said was, “Your scenes are with Winona.” And I went, “Sweet! I finally get to work with Winona Ryder who I’ve loved for years and years.” Then, I show up on set and it was Jennifer Morrison — which is also extremely cool because she’s very cool on House M.D. — but it was interesting they used her character’s name [Winona Kirk] and not her real name.
Mike: Well, it’s good you did not openly shun her because she wasn’t Winona Ryder.
Sonita: (Laughing) You’re not Winona Ryder, I can not possibly work with you. No eye contact please, thank you.