Pop Minute

Home    Photos    Videos    What's on TV Tonight

Simon Pegg On How Jennifer Lawrence Inspired Writing For 'Star Trek Beyond'

Simon Pegg recalls how Jennifer Lawrence (photosJennifer Lawrence photos) inspired their 'Star Trek Beyond' script.

Pegg revealed that the new character Jaylah was inspired by none other than Lawrence herself.

"When you're writing a $200 million dollar film, you come up with a new character and sort of go to a reference point that everyone in the room knows. We wanted this young, resourceful female who is on her own and adept at looking after herself."

"We thought she was like Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone. Like Jennifer-Lawrence-In-Winter's-Bone comes in and sees Scotty, Jennifer-Lawrence-In-Winter's-Bone kicks this guy in the office."

"And it sort of became arduous to say Jennifer-Lawrence-In-Winter's-Bone everytime we spoke about the character so we shortened it to J-Law and then eventually when we decided to think of a proper name for her, we called her Jaylah."

In the film, Jaylah is played by Sofia Boutella. 'Star Trek Beyond' hits theaters on July 22.

July 19, 2016 |

Related Posts
  Simon Pegg & Tom Cruise Pranked Each Other Filming 'Mission Impossible'
  Simon Pegg Demonstrates His 12 Stages Of Drunkenness For Conan
  Jennifer Lawrence Admits 'Mother!' Reviews Played Part In Aronofsky Split
  Jennifer Lawrence Guest Hosts 'Kimmel', Surprises Fans & Interviews Kardashian
  Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She Was Made To Do 'Naked Line-Up' Early In Career
  Jennifer Lawrence Transforms Into Assassin In 'Red Sparrow' Trailer
  Jennifer Lawrence's Nipple Outline Was Scariest Part of 'mother!' For Her Dad
  Jennifer Lawrence Challenges Jimmy Fallon To Axe Throwing Contest
  Jennifer Lawrence On Hacked Photos: 'I'm Always Waiting to Get Blindsided Again'
  Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt Throw Playground Insults At Each Other
  Jennifer Lawrence Apologizes For Offending Hawaiians With Butt-Scratching Story

© Copyright & Privacy Policy Pop Minute. All rights reserved. | Feedback