Well, it’s not hard to prepare for something like that, when we spent that whole day doing that scene, leading up to that moment that you’re talking about, when my character yells the name that shall not be spoken.
So the day was really intense, because we spent hours and hours in that scenario where, you know, someone who I’m incredibly good friends with in real life, and whose character my character is incredibly good friends with in the world of the movie, appears to have expired.
And, uh, that is unsettling. And so, you know, we spent a lot of time building up to that moment, and the… expression of anger and the need for revenge and all that stuff came out of the work that we had been doing all day. So, ultimately, it wasn’t that difficult.
Zachary Quinto, FanExpo 2013 (on being asked how he prepared for the scene in Star Trek Into Darkness when he yells that name)