Here’s The Benedict Cumberbatch Shower Scene J.J. Abrams Deleted From ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Behold the "shower of evil."

On Wednesday, Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams paid a visit to Conan and discussed the slack he’s been getting for featuring a scene with actress Alice Eve in her underwear. (Kirk, played by Chris Pine, takes a peek).

“I don’t think I quite edit the scene in the right way,” Abrams tells Conan O’Brien. “To me, it was a balance, there’s a scene earlier where he’s not dressed either. So I felt like it was sort a tradeoff. Some people did feel like it was exploiting her and while she is lovely, I can also see their point of view.”

The spectacled director then revealed that another character had a shirtless scene: Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the film's villain, takes a shower at one point. But as glorious as the scene was, Abrams left it out of the final cut.

Fortunately for Conan viewers, those precious seven seconds were aired on the show last night.

Hey J.J. Abrams, legions of Cumberbi**hes, and Tumblr users, for that matter, are forever in debt to you.

 

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