Zachary Quinto, who plays a young Spock in the Star Trek reboot series, is not concerned that coming out will negatively affect his career.

In an appearance on the The Jonathan Ross Show to promote Into Darkness along with co-star Zoe Saldana, who plays Uhura, Quinto was asked about his 2011 coming out.

“I'm not interested in working with people who would have any issue with that,” Quinto said. “Or if people don't want to work with me because of my sexual orientation, then I have no interest in working with them to begin with. So, it doesn't really put me in a position where I feel like I'm limited.”

Quinto added that with Into Darkness he was proving that openly gay actors can be action stars.

“Especially in this movie, in the second movie, where I really do get to immerse myself in a whole action sequence and really kick some serious ass, I feel like I am in a lot of ways proving that that's not true. And I intend to continue to do that. And invite other people do it, as well. Because I feel like it's the only way we can truly move forward.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Chris Pine: Zachary Quinto & Jonathan Groff “make a fantastic couple.”)