The Star Trek shoot starts next week, but Leonard Nimoy doesn’t need to be on the set until December. In the mean time he is keeping busy with his photography. In a couple weeks he will be appearing at a book festival in St. Louis to promote his “Full Body Project” book. In a new interview with the St. Louis Jewish Light he discusses his photography, but inevitably Nimoy gets around to talking about that other project he has in the works:
I will be acting in a new Star Trek movie, that is going to be filmed later this year and early next year, the first acting job I have accepted in 15 or 18 years. So they need me to come back once more to play the character of Spock, in a sort of prequel to the original story. I am still strongly identified with it, no question about it, and there will be a surge again because of this new movie.
Nimoy is enjoying his life as a fine art photographer, but again talked about why he decided to come out retirement to act again:
I took the job because it is being directed by a very talented young director, J. J. Abrams, and he has writers working with him that have done a wonderful job of capturing the essence of Star Trek. So I am happy to be back doing it. I will always be identified with Spock, no question, but I am happy to say I have been able to gain more and more acceptance of my photography.’
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