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Zachary Quinto on 'Star Trek Into the Darkness' and Coming Out

Zachary Quinto on 'Star Trek' and Coming Out

By Vanessa Frith, EnStars on May 16, 2013 12:04 AM EDT
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Actor Zachary Quinto of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (Photo : Reuters)

Zachary Quinto is reprising his role as Spock in the much anticipated Star Wars Into Darkness. In the run up to the release, Quinto talkeed about the film, his character, and his decision to come out as gay.

According to Quinto, his Vulcan character works to develop deeper relationships with the crew of the Enterprise while trying to listen to his repressed emotional side.

"I think he's learning how to be accountable and responsible to the people he loves and cares about," Quinto told Reuters. "He is learning to embody and live the qualities of what it means to be a friend and what it means to be responsible to other people emotionally, because that's not the place from which he leads."

However, Quinto himself fights the same tug-of-war between intellect and emotion.

"I have an inherent understanding to his nature, which is one of duality - the head versus the heart," Quinto stated. "That is certainly something I can relate to. As someone who has been considered pretty intellectual and wordy, I also have a deep well of emotional life."

The actor, who has stared in an array of roles ranging from Sylar on the hit series Heroes to Dr. Oliver Thredson in American Horror Story, doesn't find himself in the headlines too often for her personal life. However, in 2011 he came out as gay, a decision that was prompted by the death of Jamey Rodemeyer.

"In light of Jamey's death -- it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it -- is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality," Quinto said at the time, according to the Huffington Post.

Quinto states that he didn't come out due to formality or rumors, but more because of the change he could make. He hs since created an "It Gets Better" video for The Treavor Project. It's a decision that he says defiantly has not effected his carrier in any negative way.

Star Trek Into Darkness opens May 16.


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