Keating: I Almost Gave Up Before 'Enterprise'

By Lisa
July 28, 2002 - 11:39 PM

Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) recently told how he was ready to turn his back on acting before he joined the cast of Enterprise.

"A couple of times I was on the verge of throwing the towel in and leaving for good," Keating told Hello Magazine (via TrekWeb). The actor went on to explain how he pondered becoming a restaurant owner and moving to Texas.

But an unsuccessful audition for Voyager played dividends for the actor when Enterprise was ready to take off. "It turned out Rick Berman, the show's producer, had been saving me for a role in his next series, Enterprise," he explained. "Rick asked me, 'Are you free for the next seven years?' and that was it! My new life started at that precise moment."

Keating reflected on the way his new life is shaping up. "Personally, I am ready to settle down and eager to start a family - although I am still saying it out loud to get used to it!" he said. "Professionally, I don't know. In some ways it is more frightening now than it was when I was working towards achieving it. In many others it is so full of wonderful possibilities, for which I am, and will always be, grateful to God."

"Enterprise has changed my life in ways I could never have dreamed of. If that's the only thing I do for the rest of my acting career, so be it. I won't have any regrets."

More from Dominic Keating, including photographs of his new Hollywood home, can be found in the current issue of Hello Magazine, out now in the UK. Alternatively, extracts are available online here at TrekWeb.

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