In a new Interview with Aint it Cool News Zachary Quinto seems ready to take on the role of Spock in the new Star Trek film, saying “I can’t be daunted. I have to be absolutely honored and prepared. There’s no room for daunted.” He noted the courage he feels working with the likes of Leonard Nimoy, producer/director J.J. Abrams, and the film’s writers and producers. “I feel like I can just implicitly trust these guys and I’m so inspired by their enthusiasm, so I’m nothing but excited.” Regarding Star Trek’s “notoriously picky fan base,” Quinto acknowledged that Star Trek is an important part of many people’s lives and that the new film’s creative team were aiming to please the fans while also putting their own spin on the franchise.
Their hand in it is going to inevitably influence it and change it and that’s really exciting as long as it’s done with the work in mind and the respect at hand.
Quinto feels that the way the team introduced Nimoy at Comic-Con “shows [the creative team’s] respect for these characters, for the actors who created them, and for the franchise in general.” He again expressed his appreciation to be learning about the world of Star Trek, which he finds “very heightened.” Since he has always been interested in stories with a large scope, such as Star Trek, he almost referred to his being cast as Spock with a certain ‘L’-word (“logical”) before catching himself and instead commenting “it makes sense to me on a fundamental level.” In the meantime, Quinto has enjoyed the time he has spent with Leonard Nimoy
and is looking forward to spending more time with the original Spock actor in coming weeks: it appears they will both be touring the world to promote the DVD release of Heroes’ first season.
correction update: In the AICN interview Quinto stated he and Nimoy would be “traveling…because we’re taking off to do the world tour” to promote the DVD release. This raised some eyebrows (pun not intended) since Nimoy is not involved with Heroes. Now in a new interview with National Ledger, Quinto says Nimoy is traveling, which is currently preventing the two from getting together. Quinto apparently meant that both he and Nimoy would be traveling separately.
For more, read the full interview at Ain’t It Cool News.