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Olivia Wilde Talks Star Trek and Strong Female Roles

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]

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  1. Gerard2301

    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.

  2. Peter Langdon

    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… 

  3. Peter Langdon

    August 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Heck, I’d be happy to write one just to have her star as the Captain 😀

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