Anton Yelchin on Becoming Star Trek’s Pavel Chekov
Anton Yelchin, the actor who will complete James T. Kirk’s away team on the upcoming Star Trek film by taking up the mantle of Pavel Chekov, recently opened up about taking the role in this interview with SuperHeroFlix.
It is weird being on a set where a lot of the actors, myself included, have no idea what a turbine engine is. Or what it might do when it explodes. You are looking at a green screen that is supposed to be a battlefield. But nothing is going on. It is fun. It really puts you into the frame of mind that you are making a movie. I had this feeling that I was on a big film. It is the old classic idea of what a film set is supposed to be.
The actor went on to discuss whether the original Chekov, Walter Koenig, has stopped by the set to give him any advice.
I was worried and freaked out that he would come on set and not like me. Then he would say may accent is awful.
Star Trek is scheduled for a December 2008 release.