It has been about a year since Zachary Quinto first started talking about Spock in the new Star Trek film and now it is really sinking in. In a new TV Guide interview the actor admits that he campaigned for the role by telling everyone he knew or would listen "I want to be Spock." But it appears some prosthetic pointy ears finally made the part real, saying:
I just had my first fitting for my Vulcan ears. It felt incredible, and in that moment there was a huge shift for me. Suddenly it was real, and I was like "OK! Let’s get this thing going!
Quinto talked more with Access Hollywood about the makeup and it appears that they will be keeping Spock’s original greenish tint.
I’m anticipating some pretty early call times actually. We’ve gotta do the ears, the brows, the green tint down to the skin. I imagine it will take a while
A Pine endorsement
The buzz this week is that young Chris Pine will be the new Kirk. Access Hollywood could not get Quinto to confirm or deny the story, but he did offer up an endorsement for Pine, saying:
I know Chris, I think he is a phenomenal actor. I would certainly love to work with him and I feel like he would be a really strong choice.
Don’t expect Quinto to drop by
We already know that the writers and others behind the movie are keeping an eye on the Internet, but it appears Quinto is avoiding it…telling TV Guide:
I don’t immerse myself in the Internet chatter because it opens you up to a whole source of danger.
Quinto Nimoy Bonding – To appear together at Grand Slam
It appears that the bond between Quinto and his predecessor Leonard Nimoy is only getting stronger – Quinto tells TV Guide
Whenever I have a question about this iconic character, I can actually call up the legend who created him–and that’s mind-blowing
Now Creation Entertainment have announced you will be able to see this working relationship on stage at next year’s Grand Slam Sci Fi Summit. Nimoy has been added to the bill that already included Quinto. This will be their first appearance together since the Comic-Con announcement.
(TV Guide story not on their website)
Thanks to Mary Jo Tenuto for the TV Guide quotes