J. J. Abrams has been under fire for a particular scene included in “Star Trek Into Darkness.” In the scene, Alice Eve, who plays Carol, is seen wearing only her under garments, which some critics say was a sexist move. Abrams wanted to set the record straight, so he revealed a deleted scene from the film which features Benedict Cumberbatch (who plays Khan) in the shower.
During an interview with Conan O’Brien, Abrams shared the deleted scene while also admitting the Eve scene could have been better.
“I don’t think I quite edited the scene the right way,” he said. “To me it was a sort of balance,” he added, saying there is another scene in the film which features Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) shirtless.
As somewhat of an apology for the Eve scene, Abrams unveiled an unseen clip of Cumberbatch in the shower.
“It’s not in the movie but we have this, and it is one of those things we ended up cutting,” Abrams said, joking that it was “a shower of evil.”
Check out Abrams on “Conan” and the deleted “Star Trek Into Darkness” scene below.