Heroes star Zachary Quinto feels uncomfortable about the ongoing Hollywood writers strike because he’s required to work on the new Star Trek prequel while friends and colleagues protest.
The actor reveals he finished working on Heroes on the Friday before the strike began and started work on Star Trek with director J.j. Abrams the following Monday.
Many of his TV castmates have not returned to the set since the strike forced producers to halt filming – but he can’t even show his support.
Quinto explains, “To be working through this and to be required to work is really strange. It’s a combination of feeling really fortunate and oddly awkward and guilty and weird.”
But the actor sympathises with the striking writers, even though he won’t benefit from the outcome of the action.
He tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, “The unfortunate need for the sacrifice of individuals to benefit for the group is uncomfortable and painful. The crew doesn’t benefit from the outcome of the negotiations. That’s difficult for me.”