Sir Patrick Stewart has said many things about his time with Star Trek The Next Generation, contrasting it with his first love, Shakespeare. But now in a new interview, the actor behind Capt. Jean Luc Picard says TNG was the highlight of his career. Details below.
Patrick Stewart: TNG highlight of career
Sir Patrick Stewart is the subject of a new 5 Minutes With… BBC video interview where the actor talks about his latest stage work and looks back on his career. Of course the subject of Star Trek came up, first with Stewart noting that before Trek he was really an unknown, saying:
Right up until 1987 when I went to Hollywood to start filming Star Trek: The Next Generation, if you didn’t go to the Royal Shakespeare company you would have never heard of Patrick Stewart. It was after that, that everything changed.
When asked what has been the highlight of his career, again Stewart noted Trek, saying:
It would have to be Star Trek: The Next Generation, because it changed everything. After that series was such a huge success – which it was immediately – Everything was changed for me.
You can watch the full 5 Minutes With Patrick Stewart at BBC.co.uk.
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