Stewart Wants To Return To Theatrical RootsBy Michelle
January 4, 2005 - 10:28 PM
Looking forward to resuming his theatrical career, Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) told a recent magazine that he has no desire for the moment to star in a television series again as he did on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Speaking to the German magazine SpaceView (via TrekWeb, which has a translation), Stewart said that he is looking forward to making the third X-Men feature film scheduled to begin filming this year as well, though director Bryan Singer will not be returning and some of the cast members may not return as well. The actor however is certain that Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine. "He is such a crazy actor! I just saw him on stage in New York where he delivered such an extraordinary performance," said Stewart, who expected filming to begin in June 2005.
Singer is rumoured to have said that Stewart would be his first choice to play Jor-El, Superman's father, in the upcoming Superman film whose production made it impossible for the director to return to the X-Men franchise. "So far Bryan has not asked me about it," Stewart said, noting that he had spoken to Singer while he was recuperating recently from heart surgery. "Since I am already in two big franchises, why not also in a third or a fourth?"
Though he loves many places in the United States, Stewart said his heart belongs to British theatre and he feels that for nearly two decades, he has lost touch with it. "I would like to change that now. In addition I simply miss England...in England I am at home," he noted. "To be able to play a role more than once...this experience is not to be compared to the work before the camera."