Montgomery Reflects On TrekBy Lisa
September 19, 2002 - 4:05 PM
Anthony Montgomery (Travis Mayweather) recently shared his thoughts on why he's happy to be a part of the Star Trek franchise.
"I'm a part of history. We know that we're loved world-wide," Montgomery said in an interview at StarTrek.com.
"That's the best part to me — that I get to go to work. This isn't a show where I wonder what's going to happen from week to week. We know what's going on with our show. We know that there's an established fan base out there. I'm a part of something that's established."
The actor's relationship with the franchise didn't start with Enterprise. "I actually auditioned for Voyager a couple of years ago," he said. "That started a relationship with Ron Surma, the casting director, and that casting office. They brought me back a year and a half later for a role as Tuvok's son. It wasn't even a physical presence — he would have been a transmission. I didn't get that one, and I was blessed."
He went on to recount the experience of telling his mother about the role of Mayweather. "What did I do when I got cast? I screamed! I screamed. I called my mother in Indiana and I told her that I had gotten a job, and she said, 'Well, that's good, baby.' And I said, 'Are you sitting down?' I told her what my job was and she screamed through the phone. It was great!"
But of course, there is one more great thing about working on Enterprise. "I get to make you think I'm really flying a space-ship," he said.
Much more from Antony Montgomery can be found in the complete interview with the actor here at StarTrek.com.