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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