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
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