Zachary Quinto is quite the busy bee these days, juggling multiple acting gigs, development work with his Before the Door production company and being a part of the jury for The Wrap’s “ShortList” film festival. As such, he’s a hard man to track down so once you do, you have to maximize the opportunity and poke for some updates on his most buzzworthy upcoming projects: the “Star Trek” sequel and “American Horror Story.”
Speaking to the top secret “Trek 2,” we asked Quinto to name his favorite day of filming.
“It’s hard to narrow it down. That was a long shoot in a lot of great ways,” he said. “There was a really intense action sequence that I got to participate in pretty primarily this time, and that was really different and exciting for me, so I look forward to watching that come together and seeing what J.J. [Abrams] does with it. But just the whole experience, I have such an affinity for J.J. and for that cast, we get along in a very unique and special way and I think we’re a part of each others’ journeys in a really unique way as well, so I look back on the whole thing with fondness, although I will say I’m grateful that it’s over.”
We then mentioned that we hoped to see more of the romance between Quinto’s Spock and Zoe Saldana’s Uhura.
“Well, we shall see… you’ll be the first to know,” he said.
Yeah right, Zach. Moving right along to creepy “American Horror Story,” we asked Quinto what new muscles he gets to flex this season versus his brief appearances in the first season.
“We’re in the middle of that. It’s a really different story from the first season,” Quinto said. “I’m in this whole season whereas last year I was only in a few episodes, so I have a lot more of an arc to track, the character, but it’s incredibly fun and I love the ensemble of actors that are working on that show. It’s one of the favorite things I’ve done on television in terms of the nature of the work and the dynamic on set. It’s a really special group of people so I’m really stoked to be among them. It’s a fun world to play in. There’s a lot to discover and create.”