Montgomery Looks Forward To New RolesBy Michelle
May 4, 2006 - 9:32 PM
Anthony Montgomery (Mayweather) said he was sorry Travis didn't have more to do over the course of Star Trek: Enterprise but said that, "understanding the nature of this business, I was content to support the others and elevate my performance whenever the opportunity was presented."
Montgomery spoke with the United Federation of Planets of Croatia, saying that he never complained to the producers about his limited screen time because, "being a part of an ensemble cast, I knew my time would be minimal." His favourite Enterprise episode is "Horizon" because "it was a joy learning about Travis' family."
The actor, who grew up a fan of the original series, said The Wrath of Khan was his favourite of the movies and said that although he admires Patrick Stewart (Picard), Kirk remains his favourite captain. He had auditioned for roles on Voyager, and casting director Ron Surma remembered him and brought him in to audition for Mayweather.
Having taken some time away from the entertainment industry to work with inner-city youth in his hometown of Indianapolis, Montgomery is now at work on a short film that he will produce and direct as well as appear in and he is finishing up his documentary on his grandfather, jazz great Wes Montgomery. He has also released his own CD and said that he plans to continue to explore his love of music.
"I'm now making a transition into the feature film world," added the 34-year-old actor. "I recently finished production on an independent film, The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks, a romantic comedy in which I play the title character." He was also recently cast in another independent film, An American in China, which will shoot in Beijing.
The full interview is here.