Bruce Greenwood didn’t know anything about Trek before being cast as Captain Pike in the new Star Trek, but he does now. MTV caught up with the actor at the Independent Spirit Wards last weekend where he told them that after doing his homework he “became a fan pretty quickly.” Greenwood was keeping mum on the plot, but did talk a bit about his impressions of the film and his cast members…see below with video.
Greenwood on the cast and artistry
MTV has more that isn’t on the brief video, including his thoughts on his cast, especially the new Chekov, Anton Yelchin
The kids are all great, good actors…smart. [Anton’s] a good chess player. He’s the best chess player on our set.”
Greenwood on if there is a ‘disconnect’ between the blockbuster Trek and the artistic films being featured at the Independent Spirit Awards
No..[’Star Trek’] stared with a very strong artistic voice, [and our movie] is a celebration of that
Greenwood and Bob Dylan
Greenwood was at the Spirit Awards for the Bob Dylan film “I’m Not There” in which he has a part. The film won the Robert Altman Award and co-star Kate Blanchett picked up Best Actress. More info at the Spirit Awards Site. More on the film and a trailer at the official site.
“I’m Not There” actor Marcus Carl Franklin, director Todd Haynes, actress Cate Blanchett, casting director Laura Rosenthal and actor Bruce Greenwood at the 2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards (Wire Image)