In a new AP video interview Zachary Quinto talks about being a villain in Heroes and his new role as Spock in the new Star Trek film.
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In an interesting exchange the new Spock said that he was looking to the original Spock more than anything else for guidance in taking over the role
AP: I heard you and Leonard Nimoy have become friends since you met at the Comic-Con convention in July, that you even had dinner together at his home.
Quinto: It’s really important for me and vital for me to get to know him as a person. People are always asking me like, ‘Well, are you going to watch the old ‘Star Treks, are you going to immerse yourself in that whole situation?’ I feel like knowing him as a man and knowing the impact that this experience had on his life and his journey as an artist – and I truly consider him just a really formidable artist. He’s really redefined himself and found other outlets for his creativity over the years and that’s really inspiring to me. So, just sort of exposing me to that and really getting to know him and learning where he came from with his character is probably going to be more invaluable than anything else.
Goes after what he wants
Quinto seems to be a determined person. He said that before he got the role of the evil brain-sucking Sylar on Heroes he had decided he wanted to play a villain. Then after landing that role he "mounted a campaign" to get the role as the new Spock.Quinto also noted that Star Trek and Heroes seem to have a "symbiotic relationship" with himself, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols crossing over. Although he thinks Nimoy’s ‘dance card is full’ the actor did say he might try and coax Nimoy over to Heroes too.
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