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OTRC: Rosario Dawson admits she's a Trekkie; wants a role in 'Star Trek' sequel

Rosario Dawson appears in a still from her 2008 film, 'Seven Pounds.' (Columbia Pictures)

Rosario Dawson has openly expresses her love of "Star Trek" on Twitter, so it's a surprise when she admits she tried to keep her love of the franchise a secret from her "Unstoppable" co-star Chris Pine, who starred in the 2009 revamped "Star Trek" film as Captain James T. Kirk.

"I am a big Trekkie, which finally just got disclosed to Chris," Dawson said in an interview with Collider. "I've been trying to play it really cool and I had been pretty good at hiding it from him."

"He didn't find out until we were doing press for the movie that I was a Trekkie," she told Rachael Ray in an interview on Ray's show. "He goes, 'How did you hide that from me this whole time?' I was like, 'I didn't want to geek out on you.'"

Dawson also says she's campaigning for a role in the next film under the Twitter hashtag #rosariodawsoninstartrek, which her followers and other fans have lached on to help her get a spot. "I've got a petition on Twitter about maybe I could be in the next movie, like a Klingon or something."

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