'Nemesis' Stars Speak OutBy Caillan
November 27, 2002 - 3:02 PM
As the well-oiled publicity machine continues to turn in anticipation of the film's premiere next month, three more 'Star Trek Nemesis' actors have been featured in the media, speaking on topics ranging from the movie's director to their agent's reaction to the finished product.
- Brent Spiner (Data) praised rookie Trek director Stuart Baird in a recent interview with the Sci Fi Wire. "I actually really enjoyed working with him. And I think Patrick [Stewart] did, too. He's fun. He's a fun character to be around. And he is a real character. But he drove a lot of people crazy, because he was so obsessive about the film and about making a good film. And I couldn't be more in his corner on that. That's what it takes. And he dug his heels in on so many instances to try to make it a better film, and I honestly think he succeeded. I think it's a good movie." Read the full interview here.
- The Reman Viceroy, one of the film's villains, is played by veteran character actor Ron Perlman, whose credits include 'Alien: Resurrection,' 'The Name of the Rose' and the TV series Beauty and the Beast. Perlman told SFX Magazine (via StarTrekUK.com) he enjoyed playing such an enigmatic character.
"The character is very mysterious and unarticulated as to what exactly he's about," the actor said. "He's like an iceberg - you only get to see 1/8th of him. I like that. I like playing what's not seen; what's not explained. Truthfully, it's a really, really good story written by John Logan who is a world class screenwriter - it's not predictable, it's not obvious and it's very well realised. That, to me is key in developing my enthusiasm for it." Further extracts are available at this page.
- Also speaking to SFX Magazine (via the Great Link), 'Nemesis' star Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) said the film will take fans on an emotional roller-coaster. "I think that the range of mood is one of the great things about this film. It's light, it's frothy, it's frivolous and playful at times. And it's quite shockingly disturbing and dark at others.
"When I saw it the last time, I watched it with a handful of people who sat through the last 20 or 25 minutes with tears in their eyes. It becomes very intense and I hope that a lot of fans will find that they'll be reaching for their hankies. I've got to tell you, I saw this with my agent, who's a very sophisticated and worldly man, and about 20 minutes before the end of the movie he grabbed my arm and said, 'You're not going to die, are you?' And I don't think he was just thinking about his commission, either." Read more of the interview at the Great Link.
Thanks to 'Colonel Worf' for some of this!