Bruce Greenwood speaks briefly on Captain PikeBy T'Bonz
November 16, 2007 - 8:06 PM
Bruce Greenwood compared his two roles of JFK and Captain Christopher Pike recently.
Speaking with Blackfilm.com recently, Greenwood discussed his upcoming role as Christopher Pike in Star Trek XI. He was asked if he was prepared to play a character that is huge in its own right. "The expectations Iím not familiar with that because it was a similar dilemma with playing JFK in ĎThirteen Daysí," he said, "even that was an opportunity where you would get criticized heavily. That just comes with the territory. No matter who you are playing or what you are playing. You do a movie and people criticize it. They either like it or they donít."
He was asked which would be tougher to play, JFK or Pike. "Itís riskier to do Pike than it was to do Kennedy because on a certain level Kennedy is so huge on the publicís mind that nobody expects you to do it perfectly," he said. "I think the Trekkies are more likely to have expectations that are cut marble." Greenwood has begun to do his research on the character of Pike. "Iíve got a lot of homework to do," he explained. "Having said that, the script, which I canít talk about, is pretty good and quite different from the last few Star Trek movies.
Greenwood will appear as both Mr. Jones and Pat Garrett in "I'm Not There," a film directed by Todd Haynes, which opens next week. The film is about the life and times of Bob Dylan.
To read the interview, head to the article located here.