Zachary Quinto Getting Into "Spock Shape" For Star Trek Sequel

<em>Zachary Quinto</em> Getting Into "Spock Shape" For <em>Star Trek Sequel</em>

Zachary Quinto caused quite a stir recently by revealing the nature of his sexual orientation. Something that may get lost in that media storm is the fact that Quinto will soon begin acting in J.J. Abrams Star Trek sequel, where he will have a "major action scene."

Source: LA Times HeroComplex

Speaking to LA Times HeroComplex, Quinto stated the following:

“There’s a big sequence for me that I have to prepare for in this movie physically so I’m training, working on getting in some serious shape, building my cardio endurance, preparing to run a lot,” Quinto said.

Quinto went on to acknowledge the shift in Spock's character from Leonard Nimoy's portrayal. “One of the climactic scenes for me in the first movie was when I go against that grain and lose my cool and beat up Kirk. So I think they’re trying to change that up a little bit and not have him be just intellectual but also have another side.”

Comic books and science-fiction roles apparently what he invisioned for his acting career. “I never would have anticipated sci fi factoring so prominently in my career,” Quinto said. “It was not a genre I spent a lot of my own time immersed in. Comic books was not really my bag. I’m grateful for it. I come from a theater background. That’s how I learned to act. There’s something very theatrical about the world of ‘Heroes,’ of ‘Star Trek,’ so it was an easy fit for me. It was comfortable, more on the basis of technique than content…. But to be so closely associated with one of the most iconic characters in the history of sci fi, I have to work a little harder against that expectation.”

The film's major cast members have signed on for two sequels. J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk will produce, and Abrams will direct. When speaking on the alternate reality established in the 2009 film, Abrams commented that it would be "ridiculous to not be open" to ideas like resurrecting William Shatner's James T. Kirk or recasting Khan Noonien Singh. Orci and Kurtzman explained the dilemma for the sequel was whether to pit the crew against another villain, or to have an "exploration sci-fi plot where the unknown and nature itself is somehow an adversary". On 2nd of October 2011 it was confirmed by screenwriter Roberto Orci that location scouting was underway. . Zachary Quinto while in an interview for his movie Margin Call, stated "Star Trek 2 is on the imminent horizon, I go back to L.A. after this trip to start to prep for it" - "everyone is gearing up". In the interview he also confirmed that he had yet to read the script.

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BooYah - 10/19/2011, 7:12 PM
Can't wait for Star Trek 2. First one was amazing.
MrReese - 10/19/2011, 7:48 PM
yea he is soo gay ;)
patriautism - 10/19/2011, 7:48 PM
It's rumored for a 2012 release, but production hasn't even started.

God I can't wait for this movie.
grifter - 10/19/2011, 8:00 PM
Don't care if he is gay. He got to kiss Zoe, he's alright in my book :P
GUNSMITH - 10/19/2011, 8:06 PM
FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey - 10/19/2011, 8:06 PM
He's gay???? I didn't know that. I could see that though.
Jolt17 - 10/19/2011, 8:07 PM
Heh, and I thought he was a cool man...but being gay isn't supposed to be bad, I respect that and of course his honesty as well. Still like him as an actor - no gay though. :) Anyway I've just realized how much I want a Star Trek sequel, so make it happen fast.
DaenerysTargaryen - 10/19/2011, 8:07 PM
I love him :)
JDUKE25 - 10/19/2011, 8:11 PM
HulkleBerry - 10/19/2011, 8:36 PM
you go girl j/k
miguelus - 10/19/2011, 8:39 PM
...hooray for gay!!! lol. he's a really good actor and i really enjoyed the first flim. can't wait for the second flim!...
Blagyver - 10/19/2011, 8:57 PM
Admire the way he came out and his motivations behind it. I'm a big fan.

That said, called his sexual orientation three years ago. One of my friends owes me ten bucks.
batmanrises - 10/19/2011, 9:04 PM
Spock being gay is so ironic considering all the homo-erotic Star Trek fanfic out there. wait, maybe it's not ironic, just funny.
JDUKE25 - 10/19/2011, 9:32 PM
PsyGuy - 10/19/2011, 9:44 PM
You go, Zach
gljordan51 - 10/19/2011, 9:52 PM
He is not gay there are many actors that started in theater. Take for example i don't know... HUGH JACKMAN!
OhGawDuhhh - 10/19/2011, 9:57 PM
@JDUKE25 L M M F A O hahahahahahahahahahaah

His personal life is his personal life. As long as it doesn't interfere with his day job, *cough* Lindsay Lohan *cough*, I don't care.
DelTorite - 10/19/2011, 10:05 PM
brokenexcitement - 10/19/2011, 10:05 PM
@gljordan51 ya, he is gay. just recently came out. find the interviews with some new york magazine and they're all online about it.

back to the article at hand....i'm super stoked for this! the reboot was a bad ass flick!
Howlett - 10/19/2011, 10:16 PM
look at her Brow. lol
matt28 - 10/19/2011, 10:44 PM
love this guy. nimoy could not have passed the mantle to any one else
Knightstalker - 10/19/2011, 11:00 PM
How is this big news. Has it been a great big secret forever?
Knightstalker - 10/19/2011, 11:04 PM
I don't care what he does in his private life. That's his business. Quinto has an impressive responsibility on his shoulders. Spock is so deeply embedded in popular culture that it takes an incredible talent to pick up where Nimoy left off.
RacerREX - 10/19/2011, 11:26 PM
If being gay is good enough for Tea, then it's good enough for me! "Zachary Quinto"
soaponapope - 10/19/2011, 11:32 PM
Im actually excited for this film. the first one was a nice aurprise
OptimusPrimeTime - 10/19/2011, 11:41 PM
First Star Trek was 1,000x better than I expected. I absolutely LOVE the Shatner oldies.

I applaud JJ, as well as the entire cast for the movie they delivered.

Can't wait for the sequel.
gaikinger - 10/19/2011, 11:45 PM
wait....what are you doing with your hand? i thought you said you were going to give me a mind meld?
betaraybob - 10/20/2011, 1:15 AM
quite a few homophobic C U N T S in here
CherryBomb - 10/20/2011, 1:47 AM

Yaaay, Love love love Zach Quinto <3
RaMMaR - 10/20/2011, 2:18 AM
What...? No Pon Farr jokes? Really? :(
AC1 - 10/20/2011, 2:39 AM
When I found out he came out, I gained so much respect for his honesty. Then when he revealed his motivation for coming out, I gained even more respect for him. He's a great actor and seems like a genuinely great person.

He's my favourite actor to have been in Heroes, and he plays Spock wonderfully. Star Trek 2 will be such a good film IMO. I hope to see him in a DC or Marvel CBM some time in the future. He may not have envisioned a Sci-Fi acting career, but there's no doubting his talent in this genre.
Ichaos - 10/20/2011, 2:47 AM
Who cares what the eff people do in their own bedrooms. People dont come out say they are virgins, do it doggy style, into bsdm etc. When no body is asking, why are you telling ?

@Nephillim people do that as a transparent form of manipulation. Its their feeble attempt at trying to get you tobe quiet by setting on a fictional situation where if you say you dont like something you must really like it.

But to each their own I don't like getting my own poop on me let alone someone elses

Emo Spock sucks. I was hoping they would down play it in the next. It's Spock for gawd sake not some boo hooy teenage girl.
Ichaos - 10/20/2011, 2:49 AM
Homophobe is such a nonword and down right silly. It would be like if someone that didn't like people that play bridge and because of that you have a fear of bridge players.
VictorHugo - 10/20/2011, 3:06 AM
It was not the "first" Star Trek movie, it´s was the eleventh, it was a sequel, not a full reboot, you TrekNoobs.
NoAssemblyReqd - 10/20/2011, 3:45 AM
@Ichaos "-phobe" can refer to hate or dislike, just like "hydrophobic" is described as "water-hating." Based on comments here, there's certainly a lot of hate going on.

I can only guess that the offending posters are 12 year olds.
Bobby2889 - 10/20/2011, 4:28 AM
@Scorpion8125: You're damn right. I mean they are people I'd hang around with. I mean they are all the same. They just have this one attitude and I've met and worked with a few gays and they were similar and I know I wouldn't like any others as people. I've got friends I disagree with about fundamental stuff but still like and respect as people but how am I supposed to do that with a homosexual. They just aren't like us, you can't have conversation about anything other tan butt-humping with them. And you're right about being free to not think about it or do it. If I hang around with them I wouldn't be able to not think about it, even if they didn't mention it. And clearly that's not because of my own personal neurosis or whatever. And obviously I don't want to do it like you said. And if I hang round with anyone gay eventually I end up being gay. It just happens. If you don't want to bum men then don't socially hang round with gays. Don't be nice to people you fundamentally disagree with. Its just wrong to give people a chance on a personal, human level and to discuss you're beliefs that are important enough for you to want others to believe but apparently without you telling them. Rock on man.

Also I don't socialise with women for the same reasons. Don't want to think about the fact they have sex with men in case I do to.

And I believe I have bought maturity and class to this debate :-D
Bobby2889 - 10/20/2011, 4:28 AM
*they AREN'T people I'd hang around with
Bobby2889 - 10/20/2011, 4:31 AM
@Ichaos: because most of those people don't suffer the same hatred that caused the reasoning behind Zach coming out. Yes certain things are still taboo and that might seem worse, but while homosexuality is generally accepted there is enough prejudice that people still feel tormented. So he announced it to show solidarity, to be a role model and to show he isn't afraid in light of the bravery of those who were tortured just for being vocal.
CrowPirate1 - 10/20/2011, 5:46 AM
Being gay myself.. who cares? It's good.. if he feels better about himself or his life. But ultimately, I don't care about someone's personal life. That is for the gossip magazines. I care about their acting abilities. and he is a good actor. [shrugs]
Shaman - 10/20/2011, 6:44 AM
Is there really a conversation about homosexuality going on in here? That's so yesterday's topic. It sounds like you guys are still arguing jam over peanut butter. Let's proceed onto the 21st century shall we? Bring on Star Trek 2!!!
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