Category: Interviews

Zachary Quinto: “I have a different journey”

Zach shared with us today on his twitter an interview he did with The Talks while still in Berlin, in which he talks about religion, his trip to Peru, and other personal experiences.

You also demonstrated that kind of disregard for other people’s opinion when you came out as openly gay. When you did that, you had no idea what might happen as a result.

But I had reached a point in my own life and in my own journey where measuring against other people’s expectations or judgments wasn’t of any interest to me anymore. It had been for years before and that is why it took me a long time to get there, but I can’t imagine the amount of energy and effort that would have to go into maintaining the lie of being who you’re not. And maybe that means I have a different journey, but it’s just not interesting to me to live any other way. I also feel like things are changing so radically and so quickly, that I wanted to be a part of that change and stand up and be counted. Especially since I have the chance to really affect other people’s lives in a positive way.

And has that been your experience?

I can’t tell you how many young people I’ve either met or gotten letters from that have explicitly shared with me the difference that it made to them. That’s something that I can leave behind and know that is a part of the positive impact that I’ve been able to have. It doesn’t add up to anything if you just keep it to yourself. I take very seriously the distress and the pain of the young people in the world that are not met with the kind of support and acceptance that I’ve been met with in my life. I want to try to do what I can to help them and to let them know that it will pass and it will change and – as cliché as it’s become – it will get better.

It’s really (another) great interview, and you can read more on The Talks website.

Patricia Sheridan’s Breakfast With … Zachary Quinto

Actor Zachary Quinto nearly gave up his dreams of an acting career until fate and opportunity intervened to give him the role of Sylar, a serial killer on “Heroes.” The NBC science-fiction drama helped raise his profile as did playing Spock in the 2009 movie “Star Trek” and the 2013 sequel, “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Now 36, he recently appeared on Broadway in “The Glass Menagerie,” which ran for 173 performances. Mr. Quinto grew up in Green Tree and graduated from Central Catholic High School and Carnegie Mellon University, studying drama.

He started a production company, Before The Door, with two friends from CMU, Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa. His company and Hollywood producer Chris Moore are working on “The Chair,” a reality film project being shot in Pittsburgh.

You seem to be everywhere lately. How do you measure your own success?

I am interested in pursuing projects that fulfill me creatively, that fulfill me personally and my professional ambitions and that I can feel good about the people I’m working with and the work that I’m doing. I have been really lucky to have that be the case. So I just try to make decisions that will allow that to continue.

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Morning Joe for The Glass Menagerie

So finally I’ve been able to upload the interview Zach did last February 14 to Morning Joe, to promote the final weeks of The Glass Menagerie. Yesterday was the final night, and I hope you all had a chance to see Zach on stage.

You can watch the interview in our archive, plus screen captures are up in the gallery.

Zachary Quinto Talks ‘Glass Menagerie’ & More On Howard Stern

Zachary Quinto took some time from his busy stage and screen schedule to visit Howard Stern’s Sirius/XM radio show earlier this week and discussed his acclaimed performance in the current hit revival of the Tennessee Williams drama THE GLASS MENAGERIE as well as the STAR TREK film series, his Production Company and much more as part of a new interview.

Listen to Zachary Quinto’s interview with Howard Stern below.

Side by Side with Susan Blackwell

What about a pizza party with Zachary Quinto? Susan Blackwell got one, on this amazing new episode of Side by Side, with a very special participation of the whole Quinto clan: Harold, Noah & Skunk. Check video in our archive and screencaptures up in the gallery.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Video & Pictures

Zach was one of Jimmy Fallon guests last November 5, to promote The Glass Menagerie. With the usual amazing chat, he also joined Lucy Liu, Jimmy and chef Giada De Laurentiis for a game of Catchphrase. I have the video up in our archive, and also screen captures and hq photos up in our gallery.

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