The new Mr Spock, Zachary Quinto, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Friday night
Transcript of his Trek answers below
Jimmy Kimmel: You’re going to have to disappear for a while at least from Heroes so you can go shoot the Star Trek movie. (This is met with a few boos from the Sylar’s Army members in the audience.)
Zachary Quinto: It’s all good. I’ll be right down the street. We shoot Heroes at Sunset
Gower and Star Trek will be shooting pretty much at Paramount, so right now I’m going back and forth between the two, rehearsing for the movie and shooting the show, which is like a crazy dream.
Kimmel: Is there anything bigger for a young actor than to say you’re going to be the new Mr. Spock?
Quinto: The scale of it, if I drop into that, is so bizarrely daunting that I feel I’m just taking what’s ahead of me as it comes.
Kimmel: and you’ve gotten to know Leonard Nimoy
Quinto: I have, yeah.
Kimmel: He’s going to be in the new movie?
Quinto: He will be involved in the new film.
Kimmel: Oh, he’ll be Involved in the — everything’s secret with you, right?
Quinto: I know, this is the worst thing, I’m involved in the most top secret things. I’m not allowed to talk about my show, I’m never allowed to talk about my movie. I feel I have nothing to talk about with people.
Kimmel: Have you read the whole script?
Quinto: I have, yeah. It’s really impressive. I had to go there and be sequestered in an office, and there were probably cameras that I couldn’t see… and I was monitored and then I had to give it back and sign —
Kimmel: So they don’t trust you at all.
Quinto: At a certain point, [I was like] you’re going to have to trust me. So now I have my very own copy that I keep hidden
Kimmel: Have you been fitted for the ears yet?
Quinto: Ya I have. I have done the make-up tests and the hair test and made the adjustments. That for me was really the moment that this was going to happen…it was the solidifying…
Kimmel: Was Leonard there when you got your ears fitted for the first time?
Quinto: No, no, but we had a conversation about it.
Kimmel: Do you think he harbors any hostility towards you?
Quinto: I don’t think he harbors much hostility towards anyone, actually. He is a really incredible man. I have a lot of respect for him, getting to know him and seeing how his creativity has evolved over the years. He’s a photographer, a poet, a director, an actor… he’s really inspiring, so I don’t think hostility is something he harbors much of.
Kimmel: Have you been mind-melding with him?
Quinto: (laughing) No.
Kimmel then closed off by giving Quinto advice to steal as many props as he could, because "To Trekkies, anything you can get your hands on is worth a zillion dollars on eBay." They then said their thanks and farewells and that was that.