As teased a while ago, Zach is on cover of The Wild Magazine on its September issue. I have a few pictures added to the gallery, shared by Julian Jesus which is the fashion editor at the magazine. You can already buy the magazine at thewildmagazine.com/shop (free shipping to US and Canada) and if you’re overseas like me, you’ll can download the issue through the iPad app, as they told me via Twitter:
@zachquintocom You will be able to download the Animal issue very soon. We will send a notice when it's available. Stay tuned!
— The WILD (@TheWILDmagazine) September 9, 2014
From Entertainment Weekly:
Zachary Quinto is returning to NBC. The Heroes and Star Trek actor has signed on to star in NBC’s provocative mini-series The Slap.
The show is billed as complex family drama about what happens after a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Quinto has signed on as Harry, the slapper. From the official description: “Married, with a 15-year-old son, he is a mechanic/dealer specializing in expensive European automobiles, and lives with his family in a Brooklyn loft. Perennially angry but seemingly pleased with his life, he’s something of a Neanderthal, ‘always trying to pick a fight.’ However, Harry picks on the wrong guy when he slaps the horribly misbehaving child of another couple.”
Also joining the cast: Emmy winner Brian Cox (Nuremberg) as the “peacemaker in the family, quick to defray any tension. He’s a strong man with old world values, good-hearted and clearly devoted to his family.”
Both join previously announced cast members Peter Sarsgaard and Mary-Louise Parker. The eight-episode miniseries is based on an acclaimed 2001 Australian project and is written by Jon Robin Baitz (The West Wing). No air date has been set.
This past Saturday, Starz premiered The Chair, a new series from Project Greenlight producer Chris Moore. The ten-episode competition takes the formula that helped make the 2001–2005 show a reality hit (having Ben Affleck and Matt Damon involved also helped, of course) and adds in a great twist: Two aspiring directors go head-to-head making their first films from the same script. And the directors couldn’t be more different. He’s a YouTube star; she’s a screenwriter who has come up through the indie film trenches. Serving as producer and mentor is actor Zachary Quinto, whose production company produced the Oscar-nominated Robert Redford film All Is Lost. We caught up with Quinto earlier this summer during the Television Critics Association press tour to talk about his new show and getting to hang with the cool kids on HBO’s Girls. (Unfortunately, this chat took place before Lena Dunham hinted he *might* be getting naked on the show.)
You were skeptical about doing this show. Why?
When I was first approached about doing “a reality show,” that was my trepidation. The delineation between a documentary series and a reality series is a hair-thin line, and I was really, really adamant about wanting to stay on the documentary side of that line.
Do you not watch any reality TV?
Any concern this series is too inside baseball? Do we really want to know that much about how films are made?
Yes, people do! There’s a huge market for Blu-Ray extras and behind-the-scenes features. Listen, I’ve done the blockbuster Star Trek movies, yet I’ll sit watching one of them in a dark theater and go “How the hell did they do that scene?” [Laughs] And I was right there on the set when it happened.
You can find scans to read the full interview in our gallery thanks to my friend Bri (www.jen-lilley.com).