Carnegie Mellon University has a new article about their famous alum Zachary Quinto. The new Spock gives advice to students and talks about his roles on Heroes and Star Trek. Regarding Trek, Quinto said that Nimoy warned him about taking on the role:
I met Leonard Nimoy in the elevator the day they announced the movie. He turned to me and said, ‘You have no idea what you’re in store for’ and then walked away
Quinto offers up the following advice for CM students:
Bring yourself to the work. Make it about the work, and stay open to everything that reveals itself. It’s not always going to be comfortable or easy. Carnegie Mellon prepared me for all this.
Regarding his character of Sylar on Heroes, Quinto said:
The interesting thing about my character ‘Sylar’ is that my strengths as an actor seemed to go completely against the shape of a character in the shadows. I stepped into this character and then realized how much there was to play with.
More at Carnegie Mellon
Quinto on Parade
Quinto spent his holiday weekend in his home town of Pittsburgh, PA (also home to his alma mater Carnegie Mellon). The actor took time out to participate in Pittsburgh’s annual ‘Celebrate The Season Parade.’ (Click the image below to see more shots of him at Flickr).
Heroes Finale next week
Remember to catch Zachary Quinto in the ‘chapter’ finale (and possibly season finale) of Heroes next Monday. Here is a promo: