J.J. Abrams appeared on Conan last night to promote Star Trek Into Darkness and during the conversation host Conan O’Brien asked Abrams about the controversy surrounding the shot of Alice Eve as Carol Marcus in her underwear. Abrams explained that A) it balanced the bed scene with a shirtless Kirk; B) it was meant to play up Kirk’s womanizing ways, in that he couldn’t help but peek as Marcus changed; and C) he “didn’t quite edit the scene in the right way.” Abrams then went on to confirm something Eve told StarTrek.com a few weeks ago, which was that Abrams shot a scene with Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan taking a shower. The director went on to show a clip of that sequence, with O’Brien then putting a very funny Conan-esque spin on it.
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