Jennifer Morrison has been cast in the new J.J. Abrams helmed Star Trek film.  Morrison, who plays Dr. Allison Cameron on House, was spotted outside of some sound stages where Star Trek recently began filming, but it wasn’t until this morning when TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello broke the news straight from the mouth of Trek director J.J. Abrams.  Abrams confirmed Morrison’s casting in Trek, saying: “She is indeed in the movie, and she is most excellent!”  There has been no confirmation, however, on which role Morrison will be inhabiting.  Early internet speculation had her in the role of Yeoman Rand, the secretary and object of Captain Kirk’s affection, but Abrams denied this with a flat out, “She is not.”

The current belief on the internet is that Jennifer Morrison will be playing the role of Carol Marcus, who bore Kirk a son.  This has not bee officially confirmed as of yet.  Also unclear is when Morrison will start shooting her scenes, or if she already has, and whether or not it’s interfered with her duties on House.  Of course, with the writers’ strike ongoing, there won’t be many more episodes of House to film anyway.  Ausiello asked Abrams if the writers’ strike will do anything to the Star Trek movie.  It won’t: the Trek script is finished and locked. 

Morrison is the second actor from a big name TV series to join Star Trek.  Zachary Quinto, who plays Sylar on Heroes, was cast this summer as the iconic Spock.  He will play the Young Spock, and Leonard Nimoy will return to his role as Old Spock.  It is still unclear how that will all work out and make sense.  Morrison’s casting is good news for House fans, and even though we don’t know who she’ll be playing in the movie, I’m happy that Morrison is getting some high-profile work outside of House.

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: TV Guide
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Oscar Dahl

Senior Writer, BuddyTV