Paul Giamatti Wants To Play Klingon In Star Trek Sequel + Stephen Fry Does Klingon Opera February 28, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek Franchise , trackback
Another high profile actor has expressed interest in appearing in the 2012 Star Trek sequel. This time it is recent Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti who wants to know what it will take to land a job as a Klingon. In other famous face as Klingon news, Brit actor and humorist Stephen Fry joined a production of Hamlet in Klingon for a new documentary. Details and photos below.
Giamatti wants to be a Klingon
Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti is mostly known as a character actor and critical darling of indie films. But in a new interview the actor has revealed he wants to break out of the box. Revealing his inner Trekkie, Giamatti tells the Portland Mercury:
It’s always been frustrating to me, because really, I just want to be, like, a Klingon or something. I really would love to play a Klingon. It’s like, goddammit, will I ever get to play a Klingon?
Giamatti in his most recent film "Barney’s Vision" – wants to be throwing back the Klingon blood wine in 2012 Star Trek sequel
Many fans are hoping that the Klingons, who were cut from the 2009 Star Trek film, will play a prominent role in the 2012 Star Trek sequel. Giamatti’s style could make for an interesting member of the warrior race. By the way, if you are wondering if Giamatti has what it takes to play a Klingon, check out this trailer for Ironclad, due in theaters in April. In Ironclad Giamatti plays the ruthless King John, who is not shy about chopping people up with an axe.
Giamatti joins notable actors such as Rosario Dawson and Rachel Weisz, who have expressed interest in appearing in the next JJ Abrams Star trek production, all of whom could make interesting additions to the franchise.
Fry does Klingon Hamlet
In other famous faces going Klingon news, last night British actor/writer/humorist Stephen Fry revealed that he participated in a Klingon production of Hamlet. Fry went Klingon for his upcoming BBC documentary series Planet Word, which explores language. Fry tweeted pictures of himself in Klingon costume from Washington DC, including this one with the comment "A proud member of a fierce warrior race".
Stephen Fry as Klingon