John Cho, Zachary Quinto, Justin Lin, Chris Pine & Karl Urban Pose For ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Photocall In Sydney
Star Trek Beyond stars John Cho, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and Karl Urban posed with the film’s director Justin Lin at a photocall in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday.
‘Star Trek Beyond’ Photocall
Cho, Quinto, Pine, Lin and Urban all looked dapper in shots taken from the photocall, which had the famed Sydney Opera House in the background. Pine had suited up in maroon, while Lin and Quinto opted for slacks and jackets. Urban kept it more casual in a jeans and sweater ensemble, as did Lin.
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On Instagram, Quinto shared a snap from inside the press event, where he poses in front of a poster of himself in character as Spock. He captioned the picture, “assuming the position ahead of our sydney premiere. @startrekmovie #startrekbeyond #sydney #premiere.”
While doing press in Australia, Cho spilled that it will be revealed that his character Mr. Sulu is gay in Star Trek Beyond. Sulu’s sexuality is made known via a scene that indicates he’s raising his young daughter with a male partner.
“I liked the approach, which was not to make a big thing out it,” Cho told the Herald Sun. “Which is where I hope we are going as a species, to not politicize one’s personal orientations.”
According to Cho, Lin and Stark Trek Beyond screenwriter and star Simon Peg decided to portray Sulu as gay as a nod to George Takei. Takei, who memorably played Sulu in the original 1960s series, came out as gay in 2005 and has since become an outspoken LGBT activist.
Star Trek Beyond hits theaters July 22.