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Stewart Saddened By 'Nemesis' Reception

By Antony
January 16, 2003 - 11:22 PM

Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) has spoken of his disappointment with the fans' reaction to 'Nemesis'.

"I would have expected a more positive response to the theme of our film," Stewart told the Berliner Zeitung newspaper (via Ananova). Stewart went on to say that he believed that the make-believe worlds of such films as 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Harry Potter' were more comforting for viewers. "This may be because the real world has become too dangerous for us," he said.

The actor also admitted that such films aren't appealing to him as a viewer. "As a child, I believed what was happening on the screen with all my heart. Today, I watch 'Lord of the Rings' and I know these armies don't exist."

Stewart gave the interview to promote the German release of 'Nemesis', which has its premiere today. The movie will then be opening in Austria tomorrow, and Mexico next week. Australian fans will be able to see the movie from February 6.

The original news item can be found here at Ananova. Thanks to Stewart H. for this!

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