We previously reported some of Zachary Quinto’s comments on Star Trek from his promotion of the new season of Heroes. A newly posted interview seems to contain some of the same comments from a conference call with the actor, but has some more, including comments on the ears, Nimoy and Star Trek director JJ Abrams. Plus a Quick video promo of Quinto looking Spockish.
Excerpts from Suicide Girls
Question: How do you think you look in Vulcan ears?
Zachary Quinto: You know what? I feel like it pulled together really well. The makeup and hair department on the movie did a phenomenal job so I’m really excited to see that put together.
Q:What advice did Leonard Nimoy give you about playing Spock?
ZQ: I think getting to know him was one of the greatest honors of this experience. Having him involved and having him available and supportive was great. I have the utmost respect for him as a person. I feel really so honored to know him. We had many conversations and he’s given me not just one nugget of advice, but it’s been the unfolding of a friendship and a support system. That’s really how I feel about it.
Q: Did he specifically influence your performance?
ZQ: I really felt like my relationship to the character was specific to the text that I was playing and to the world in which the character is being created right now, this time. I didn’t feel beholden to Leonard other than the origins of what he created obviously, but I think the whole project was based in that philosophy. So it wasn’t a problem.
Q: J.J. [Abrams] commented about what a great job you did on Star Trek, adding things he didn’t even notice until post-production. Do you know what he was referring to?
ZQ: I think as an actor we’re sort of oriented towards our character’s journey. As a director you’re looking at the whole picture and so in a lot of ways my relationship to the character was more specific on a day to day basis than his was and now his is more specific since he’s in the editing room looking at it and piecing it all together. So I think that’s sort of where that line is.
For more check out the full intervie at Suicide Girls.
Practicing his Spock?
Doesn’t Zach appear a bit Spockish in this NBC promo?