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Quinto Looking Forward To Nimoy's Mentoring

By Michelle
August 20, 2007 - 6:38 PM

Future Spock Zachary Quinto recently bonded with his predecessor in the role after touring Griffith Observatory with Leonard Nimoy and visiting his home for dinner.

In an interview with video at USA Today, Quinto said that although he can't say precisely how much Nimoy will appear in the upcoming eleventh Star Trek feature film, "I think there's going to be a sense of guidance through this film and beyond." He will appear on Heroes between its September season premiere and November, at which point he will depart for Star Trek's 85-day shoot, which includes two weeks in Iceland.

Quinto confirmed that the story would be a prequel to the original series. "These characters are in a completely different stage of their lives," he said. "I really identify with Spock's struggle...we're going back to a time before anything [Nimoy did in the original series] was established."

Raised by a single mother after his father died when he was seven, Quinto explained that acting "is the only thing I ever wanted to do" and admitted that he feared typecasting after playing a gay man on So NoTORIous with Tori Spelling, who remains a friend. "Hollywood's track record isn't great in terms of [typecasting]," he admitted.

Many of his co-stars on Heroes have become friends as well, despite his character's propensity to try to eat their brains. "If I could be on Heroes for the next 10 years, I would absolutely do that," he said. "But when something like this [movie] comes along, and you step away from one thing to do another thing, you never know what the future holds."

The full interview is here.

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