In a series of interviews conducted during his visit to New York City as part of the Heroes World Tour this past week, Zachary Quinto talked about getting the role as the new Spock and his preparations to don the ears for the new Star Trek film. "It’s something I gunned for. I mean, I really wanted to play this role," he tells the London Free Press, but noted to the National post “I don’t think I would have gone after it if I didn’t feel ready for it.” Quinto told SciFi Wire that he is "becoming more familiar with the mythology" of Trek, but also still charting his own course:
I am going to go about it in my own way, which I am starting to do now. And that is really exciting. I am learning a lot about Vulcans and a lot about Romulans and a lot about really interesting stuff so I am looking forward to more of it
In his interview with the Post, Quinto again stressed that the film will be respectful to past Treks while also creating a new perspective.
[The movie] will find its way, it will find its tone… it will find its style, and I’m sure that that style will include the people that have been hard-core Star Trek fans for as long as it’s been around, and I also feel like it will inspire people that don’t necessarily have a connection to the franchise to learn more about it and immerse themselves in it.
Connected to this Spock
Quinto told he told the National Post “I feel incredibly connected to this character and especially where we find him in the course of this journey.” In addition, Quinto told The London Free Press that he will be approaching the role of Spock in his own way.
People are going to have opinions, but I’m not in the business of trying to please everybody. I’m in the business of doing my job and I feel really gratified that these creative and imaginative and exciting people have decided to include me in this journey.