We'll soon be seeing ultra-talented everywhere in the lead-up to this year's Star Trek Into Darkness. As Quinto is one awesome dude who always has something candid to say, this can't be anything but good. The actor recently sat down with The Huffington Post for an interview, and the in-depth piece focuses on everything from how influenced the way he plays Spock to what he thinks of tackling that OTHER 'Star' franchise.
On whether or not he felt pressure in returning to the role of Spock for the sequel:
I never felt any pressure from being a part of that franchise, I only felt supported and I only felt supported and I have only felt like my job is to get to work and be a part of something that people want to watch and want to see. That certainly was the case the first time around and I think it will be more the case this time, because it is such a bigger experience we shot this movie in 3D and IMAX and I think the story just lends itself to much more of an explosion onto the summer movie schedule scene. I am just really excited to get it out there and share it with people and I don't feel any particular individual pressure to doing anything other than my job and my job is already done I shot it in the first half of 2012, so I've been done for awhile and now the responsibility is in everybody else's hands to bring it all to life. J.J. [Abrams] is just a genius and everybody who works around him is incredibly talented at what they do, so I feel like people won't be disappointed, that is certainly my hope.
On whether or not his close relationship with Nimoy influenced the way he portrayed Spock:
I don't think it affected my portrayal; it affected my appreciation for the character, my appreciation for how important it's been to him in his life and how much it's been formed from his perspective and his work and his creativity. I'd say getting to know Leonard was one of the biggest gifts of the experience that first time around and now having him in my life the way I do; it means the world to me that he is invested not only in me and my relationship with the character of Spock, but also me as a person and me as I relate to the world. I have learned so much from him and I value him so much, so to me [him being on set] took a lot of pressure of actually when we were making the first movie, because I felt like he was always there for me if I needed any help, advice or guidance. We had many conversations during the first movie about the character and it was enormously helpful to have him around, certainly more helpful than it was stressful.
On what he thinks fans can expect of the upcoming Star Trek movie:
Yeah, darker, bigger and there's just more at stake for everybody. So, I think that's exciting for an audience...More action, more peril and there's more at stake, as I said, for the crew of the Enterprise this time around. More danger and just a bigger, bolder experience I would say.
Finally, how he feels about J.J. Abrams deciding to tackle the daunting task of also manning the Star Wars franchise:
I support J.J. and his pursuits and the expansion of his entertainment empire. I think he is one of the most revolutionary storytellers in the business and I think that this bold, bombastic statement on his part from a creative standpoint is going to be a huge part of a legacy to revitalize one franchise only to follow that up by revitalizing another of that scale and scope. I think it's so impressive and I think he is a perfect choice for it. I can't wait to watch what he does with it, I think it will be a remarkable experience. He basically has the sci-fi market cornered now, so I think that is a great place to be. In one breath I was surprised and in the next breath it made perfect sense.
Feel free to click here to read the interview in its entirety. Quinto also talks about his involvement in Broadway's 'The Glass Menagerie' and the newest season of American Horror Story, so it's well worth a read.