Abrams encouraged the 2009 cast to approach these characters in a way that felt natural first, rather than working toward imitation. In fact, Chris Pine once explained that the worst he could do for his performance was to try to recreate William Shatner’s Captain Kirk, and that he purposely avoided discussion or fan expectations when creating the version. his character.
However, Urban feels a great responsibility to handle the challenge of playing such a beloved character and making his performance feel as authentic as possible:
“Step into such an iconic character that was brilliantly played by the late great DeForest Kelley, and truly a beloved character… I feel like a lifelong fan of the show. ‘Star Trek’ that it’s important to see some sort of recognisability, especially in the character Bones.For me, it’s really about cherry picking out some of the essence of what DeForest is. Kelley did, and put it into the character, without falling into some kind of parody, that wouldn’t be a good move.”
https://www.slashfilm.com/969396/karl-urban-struck-a-careful-balance-when-it-came-to-playing-star-treks-bones/ Karl Urban tried a careful balance when it came to playing Star Trek’s Bones