Jeff Bezos made even the stars of Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond look like small potatoes during what turns out to be a cameo scene he shot for the new sequel. The Amazon founder and billionaire came complete with a security entourage and multiple limos, according to director Justin Lin and producer JJ Abrams, who confirmed Bezos plays an alien in a scene that involved a single long tracking shot comprising many characters. Bezos’s even listed in the credits.
Despite the commotion, Abrams and Lin said the billionaire, also founder of private spaceflight outfit Blue Origin, was patient and a pro on the set.
“He was awesome,” Lin said. “It was like a president was visiting, you know? He had a big entourage! But it didn’t matter because he was so into it. He had to wait around all day because it was one day we were shooting like three different scenes and, it was also credit to Jeff because … he just nailed it every time.”