Quinto On Spock’s Origins in the Prequel + Possible Sequels August 24, 2007by Charles Trotter , Filed under: ST09 Cast , trackback
Another day, another Quinto interview – this time with ComingSoon.net. The actor, who has admitted that he is new to the franchise now says he will not necessarily be analyzing old movies and episodes too much: “I think that the key to the success of this character is probably going to be reestablishing a perspective on this character with gratitude and respect for what’s come before.” The new Spock also gives the strongest indication yet as to the setting of the film:
The interesting thing is that you meet this character before you ever knew him on the television series and the other movies, so sort of what you know about him and then also an exploration of how he got to that point. All of the characters, not just Spock.
Commenting on why he is interested in playing Spock, he said he found the character interesting and “that exploring these characters at this point in their lives is a really gratifying exploration from a perspective of an actor.” He again stated that he does not feel any pressure in playing the role due to the overwhelming support he has received from the creative teams of both Star Trek and Heroes. Regarding the time he has been spending with Nimoy, Quinto says:
The time I’m most interested in … is really just getting to know him and learning about his life, not just about this character and his perspective on the character … But just knowing him as a man [and] as an artist. I have a profound respect for the journey that he’s taken and for the way he’s redefined his creative expression over the years. So I look forward to being a part of that and being exposed to that. I think it will be a really gratifying part of this experience.
Ready for sequels
In addition, Quinto revealed that he has signed on for sequels. “It is a multiple picture deal,” he says. “If there end up being sequels, that remains to be seen. There’s more than one movie attached to this one.”
For more, see the full interview at ComingSoon.