Zachary Quinto is set to appear on the big screen for the second time, as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness. He once again takes on the role that was made famous by Leonard Nimoy in the original Star Trek movies. Zachary has now been talking about his relationship with Leonard and comparing their takes on the character.
Quinto told Huffington Post, "It’s definitely my own interpretation, Leonard and I obviously spent time working together on the first film and became very good friends and are still very close and speak of the character from time to time. He was very clear about wanting to hand it [the character of Spock] to somebody that he could trust and that would respect the character the same way that he did."
He added, "We are very different people and we come at the experience from very different perspectives and invariably it is going to be unique to me even though it is a character he created. I think J.J. really supported that as well, he wanted all of us to bring our own points of view and perspectives to the characters we are recreating. I think all of us have done that and I think that now that we are into our second film the thing that was most important to all of us was maintaining our sense of personal integrity and personal relationships to the characters we set."
As well as seeing the return of Zachary Quinto, Star Trek Into Darkness also sees the return of Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Simon Pegg, as well as welcoming to the cast Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch. Star Trek Into Darkness is once again directed by J.J. Abrams and will open on May 17 in both the US and the UK.