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Shatner: Fame Brings Wariness

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

For William Shatner, being a famous actor means being on guard against people wanting something from him.

Shatner, who plays a character on his new series who is a bit of a curmudgeon, is aware that fans might consider him to be a bit of a curmudgeon himself, so he explained why sometimes actors are guarded when it comes to dealing with fans. “…what I have to do is protect myself in public from people who want something because they see in the celebrity something that could be useful to them,” he said. “The actors who are popular always have to be on guard because somebody’s always wanting something, so that may appear to be unfriendly or curmudgeonly but the fact is we’re not.”