Once not keen on Los Angeles, Patrick Stewart has found that he misses both the city and making films.
Stewart is ready to leave the stage when his work on A Life in the Theatre ends its run. He credits his work on PBS’s Macbeth with the change in his attitude, saying that it “really whetted my appetite. I want to get back in front of the camera.”
When Stewart left Los Angeles, he was more than ready to leave the city but absence has made the heart fonder. Stewart realized two months ago that “all my negative feelings about L.A. were gone. I feel at home and totally comfortable there now.”
The turnaround in his attitude towards L.A. started around five years ago, when Stewart had a heart procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. “My doctors, dentists, dermatologist and homeopath are all still there,” he said. “I fell into the most beautiful hands there in every possible way and I maintain those connections.”
Stewart feels that he has reestablished himself positively on the stage, “in ways I could have only dreamed about,” so he is free to return to film. “I would like nothing more to drive through the gates of Paramount again, as I did for seven years,” Stewart said.
A Life in the Theatre will run through January 2, 2011.