Star Trek XI‘s Zachary Quinto is interested in moving to the other side of the camera.
Quinto’s work on Margin Call, where he was one of the producers of the financial crisis thriller as well as one of the stars, led to learning new skills for the actor.
“It was like a master class every day,” said Quinto. “Even when I wasn’t working with a particular castmember, as a producer I had the luxury of being on set everyday and watching them work, and I really, really grew and learned a great deal. I imagine it would be impossible not to.”
Quinto would like to direct in the future, but admits that he’s not quite ready for do that just yet. “I’m a little ways off from it,” he said. “There’s still a lot of things I want to accomplish as an actor and producer, but it’s certainly an ambition that I have on my list of to-dos.”
What kind of movies would Quinto like to make? “Films that are intelligent, that are socially relevant, that are a little bit surprising,” he said, “that tell a story a little left of centre and have a little different perspective or point of entry, that are character driven and really rooted in connection and in honesty and integrity.”
Quinto will reprise his role of Spock when Star Trek 2 begins shooting next month.