Zach was among the a-listers (and friends) attending Leonard Nimoy funeral last Sunday in Los Angeles, The Wrap reported. He also delivered a speech talking about how Nimoy has became a father figure to him.
He talked about it to Time, in a beautiful text talking about his relationship with the beloved actor.
While I wasn’t a Star Trek fan growing up (my childhood places me squarely in the Star Wars generation), I had always felt an inexplicable connection to Leonard. Of course, I was aware of — and fascinated by — his work as Spock, and also his series In Search Of…, which I watched as a curious youngster. I don’t know whether it was a kind of prescience or some cosmic awareness that our paths would intersect down the line (or maybe it was just the bowl cut — which i was sporting hard in my youth), but I certainly had an affinity for him even decades before we met.
Working with Leonard was one thing, but getting to know him and forging the relationship that we did was an entirely different experience, and one that I never could have anticipated when I took over the role of Spock. Initially, I was coming at it all from a strictly creative standpoint. I wanted to know that I had his support and that I could utilize him as a resource and guide through the journey of discovering who this character is for me. But what I never imagined was how close we would become, and what a father figure he would be to me.
I lost my own father when I was very young, so to have this man come into my life and resonate so many qualities to which I aspire, and be such an example of dignity and grace and fulfillment — that was the part of it that so far exceeded any expectations I could have had. And that is the part of me that feels the greatest sense of loss at his death. Leonard had a way of communicating that was never pedantic — he was never trying to teach, and yet he lived with such completeness that there was wisdom in everything he said.
Read the full text on Time website.
The ‘Girls’ episode Zach shoot last year was aired last Sunday on HBO. Zach plays Ace, Mimi-Rose’s (Gillian Jacobs) ex-boyfriend. His appearance is very brief, two-minutes long, but delightful to watch as always. I have added the clip in our archive, plus screen captures in our gallery.
Enjoy! We’ll have more next week.
EW just published that Zachary signed for guest star in at least one episode of on Hannibal third season as a patient of Bedelia’s (Gillian Anderson).
The casting of Quinto, also well-known as this generation’s Spock in the Star Trek reboot, marks a reunion with Hannibal boss Bryan Fuller, who was a writer on Quinto’s breakout series Heroes.
Hannibal is slated to return to NBC this summer.
Anyone else is excited?
I have this page open for a while, waiting to start writing the news on the Mr Leonard Nimoy passing, but I’m still speechless. As every trekker around the world, this is a very sad day.
RIP Mr. Nimoy.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
As posted below, Zach did an interview Thursday (19) to AOL BUILD Speakers series. I won’t upload the interview to our video archive due its size – it’s a 30 minutes long video – but you can watch in full on UK TV Guide website (thanks Diana Lyons for the heads up!). Screen captures are uploaded in our gallery.