The 'Star Trek' actress had to be talked into the role of Lt. Uhura in the franchise's big screen reboot by her mother and friends. The original Lt. Uhura was urged to not quit by Martin Luther King.
That's a light saber, sir, not a phaser. (President Obama in September 2009, during a White House event promoting Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.)
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