In a new interview Leonard Nimoy talks about photography, aging and Trek. The 76 year old actor/director/photographer tells Hossli.com that he thinks about death and has even set up a clock that runs backward which tells him how much time he has left. He also feels that the new Star Trek will ‘revitalize’ the Trek franchise.
Excerpts from Nimoy interview
Hossli: Why is it important for you to know how much time you have left?
Nimoy: I don’t want to waste any time. Even if I’m not doing anything I want to enjoy that time. If I’m conscious of the time, then I don’t waste it. I’m conscious of the time I’m spending with you. I’m giving you time that is part of my life. I’m okay about it because it is not wasted. It’s a useful conversation.
Hossli: Currently you´re preparing another “Star Trek” movie. You play Spock as an old man. What kind of ailments does he have?
Nimoy: [laughs, then picks up a photograph] whenever you go to Rome next time you need to visit Villa Borghese. You´ll find Canova´s Paulina sculpture. It´s simply gorgeous. Yes, I´m in the new “Star Trek” movie. Let´s leave it at that.
Hossli: “Star Trek” still has tremendous culture resonance. How has its impact changed over the years?
Nimoy: I haven´t paid much to what´s been happening to “Star Trek”. I´ve been out of it since 1989, almost 20 years. Now were going into a project that in its own way is going to be a very important project if it works. It will revitalize the entire “Star Trek” franchise. It will be a very big, very expensive movie, much more expansive than any of the movies I was involved with. I directed two “Star Trek” films, the last one I directed, the budget was about 27 million dollar. With this one, the budget will be about 150 million dollars.
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