J.J. Abrams reveals deleted shower scene with Benedict Cumberbatch

Responding to the controversy over Alice Eve's underwear shot, the "Star Trek" director offered up a shirtless Khan VIDEO

Topics: Video, benedict cumberbatch, jj abrams, Star Trek Into Darkness, alice eve, Nudity, Movies,

Last night on “Conan,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” director J.J. Abrams acknowledged fan criticism of a scene in which Alice Eve disrobes — which writer and producer Damon Lindelof called “gratuitous” — saying: “Some people feel that I was exploiting her. While she is lovely, I can see their point.”

Although Abrams attempted to balance Eve’s partial nudity in the film with a shirtless shot of Chris Pine, to tip the scale, Abrams last night released a deleted scene of British star Benedict Cumberbatch taking a shower. And not just any shower– “a shower of evil,” he said.

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Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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