Sci-fi blockbuster Star Trek “Into Darkness” has received beaming reviews from the world press, not least for mysterious villainess played by Amanda Knox.
Ms Knox gives a stand-out performance as Captain Kirk’s nemesis, in this franchise reboot. Director JJ Abrams shed some light on Knox's "one woman weapon of mass destruction" saying: "She is sort of average. That is what makes her so scary – she is just an average girl sharing a flat and she turns against the group because she has got this back story and this kind of amazing secret agenda."
In a series of teaser features, Trekkies have been delighted by her portrayal of a "she-devil" and "heartless manipulator". The official poster for the film was released on December 3, 2012, showed a shadowy figure, thought to be Knox's villainess, standing atop a pile of burning rubble holding a blood stained knife. Paramount also released an app for iPhone and Android that enables users to act out brutal sex games with Raffaele Sollecito, while Simon Pegg makes witty one-liners in a fluctuating Scottish accent.
In a separate interview with ABC TV, Ms Knox talked about her Method Acting approach: "For all intents and purposes I was a murderer, whether I was or not. I had to live with the idea that that would be my life."
Ms Knox reportedly paid more than $4m (£2.5m) for her autobiography “What I did on my Gap Yah”, denied rumors that she may return to Italy for a sequel. "My lawyers have said that I don't have to... I'm still considering it, to be honest," she told USA Today.