Leonard Nimoy Reveals Concern Star Trek (and Vulcan Ears) Would Make Him ‘Punch Line’ [VIDEO] May 9, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,History,Nimoy,TOS , trackback
Leonard Nimoy sat down for a new video interview with the LA Times Hero Complex and the Nerdist Chanel where he talks about his photography, life as a director, meeting Jimi Hendrix, and what he thought of Star Trek before joining the series. The actor reveals that he was concerned the show (and the ears) could make him a "punch line." Watch the interview below.
Nimoy: Before starting Star Trek was concerned ears could make him a ‘punch line’
Leonard Nimoy talks about Star Trek, directing, photography and more in a video interview by LA Times’ Geoff Boucher for his Hero Complex show on the Nerdist Channel (www.youtube.com/nerdist). Regarding his first thoughts about joining Star Trek, Nimoy noted:
I had no idea what the cosmic impact [of Star Trek] might be, but I did know that I had good material to work with because what was given to me was a character who was half human/half Vulcan and had an internal struggle. As an actor that is great stuff to work with…This is a multi-dimensional character and that was very very attractive. The rest of it I had to discover. I was not totally comfortable with pointed ears for example. I thought "if this doesn’t work, I’m a joke – a punch line."
Watch the interview below
Part 2 of the interview will be online next week, so look for that here at TrekMovie.com.