John Cho plays Sulu in 'Star Trek Into Darkness', and while he's been promoting the film across the world ahead of its May 17th release date, he gave an interview where he opened up about Star Trek fans.
He says, "Star Trek fans have been wonderful. I’ve been blown away by the variety — there are fans all over the world. There are fans of many generations and they are thoughtful people. I was fearful of them. People worked me into a frenzy about how the fans might take a dislike to the things I did, but they’ve been very warm.”
He adds that some fans have really surprised him, explaining, "I was at Griffith Park Observatory in L.A. with my family and we were going to see the big telescope and it was closed to the public, but there was an astronomer in there who (recognized me) and he said, ‘Come on in. I became an astronomer because of Star Trek.'"
Of course, Cho is not new to the franchise as he did play Sulu in the first film that came out in 2009. 'Star Trek Into Darkness' comes out on May 17th, and in addition to John Cho, stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, and Alice Eve.