In what seems to be a growing (and welcome) trend in Hollywood, another actress has admitted to her Star Trek fandom. Just two weeks after Mila Kunis talked up Trek to GQ Magazine, Cowboys & Aliens star Olivia Wilde admitted to her love of Star Trek during a recent interview.
“I grew up as a Trekkie, which is really funny. I think in Star Trek, there were always great female roles, but there’s no reason the captain shouldn’t be a woman” Wilde said.
She went on to say “I think we could do Captain Kirk as a woman.”.
Which raises some eyebrows and begs the question — Has she heard of a little show called Voyager? Regardless, it’s great to see some of Hollywood’s hottest young female stars talk about Star Trek in a positive light.
Wilde went on to talk about her hopes of starring in more Sci-Fi films, her admiration of Alien star Sigourney Weaver and her belief that the public will go see Sci-Fi films with a female star.
Who do you think the next Hollywood Trekkie out of the closet will be?
[Quote Source: io9]
August 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm
She was the best part of Tron Legacy and a beautiful woman. Now to find out she’s a Star Trek fan makes me an even bigger fan of hers. Hoping to go see C&A this weekend.
August 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm
I would totally love to have her star in a Star Trek fan-made movie or two, but I dunno if she would be willing to volunteer for a not-for-profit thing like that…
August 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm
Heck, I’d be happy to write one just to have her star as the Captain 😀