In an interview with Rope of Silicon, Zachary Quinto discussed his portrayal of Spock in the upcoming Star Trek film, particularly in comparison to his role as the villainous Sylar on NBC’s hit series, Heroes. Quinto found no similarity between the roles (does anyone?), and he still seems to be coming to grips with moving on from Sylar to Spock. "It is just settling into me now and I am just embarking on this preparation and I think it is going to be a pretty epic journey," said Quinto. However, the new Spock does see more than just the growing list of cast connections when comparing the two shows:
I think the message of "Star Trek" and the message of "Heroes" is the overwhelmingly optimistic message about humanity and its capacity to evolve and survive and to hold itself accountable considering the state of things. We live in a world where that is imminently necessary. It is nice to be a part of those things.
And the Heroes/Trek links continue – Quinto also recalled how in April he auditioned for the role of Spock the morning after he and the rest of the Heroes cast were presented with a TV Land Award – by none other than Leonard Nimoy himself. Yet another connection was the history between Trek producer Damon Lindelof and Heroes creator Tim Kring, who worked together on the series Crossing Jordan. “It’s pretty remarkable to look at it from my perspective,” says Quinto.
Speaking of his own relationship with Star Trek, Quinto admits he had only seen “a smattering of episodes” and some of the films and that he was never really interested in science fiction as a child. Now, however, he classifies the genre as “profound” and is grateful to be learning more about Star Trek. Quinto also said that he is also planning to start to do convention appearances, with the first possibly next Spring.
Quinto discusses much more and you can read the full interview at RopeofSilicon.
Special thanks to Steve Moss for providing his second ‘Quinto as Spock’ image.
Here is the larger version…