Nimoy On 'Star Trek XI' And SpockBy T'Bonz
February 7, 2008 - 10:31 PM
The high quality of the Star Trek XI script enticed Leonard Nimoy back into the pointed ears.
Reading the Star Trek XI script tempted Nimoy back into the role for which he became famous. "I was very impressed with J.J Abrams and his writers," he explained. "I think they’re very good people, very talented. They know the 'Star Trek' story and respect it and have written a very interesting script. Those elements together along with a bit of nostalgia and obviously being able to step back into character after something like 18 years. I thought let's do this."
It wasn't always easy being typecast. There was a period of time during which Nimoy tried to move away from Mr. Spock. He found though, that there were advantages as well as disadvantages to typecasting. "Typecasting is a double-edged sword," he said. "Yes it does preclude you from being offered certain kinds of work, but at the same time, it gives you an identity. And that identity in the acting business can be very useful. I have never been out of work since Star Trek went on the air. I've never needed to look for a job. There has always been some offer of something and very often things that are quite different from Mr. Spock, so I've been very comfortable with the career."
Once finished with filming Star Trek XI, Nimoy will return to photography projects. His last photography book, The Full Body Project, was released last year.