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TrekToday February 18 2013 07:50 PM

Quinto: No Trek Stress
 
Zachary Quinto is at ease as he waits for Star Trek into Darkness to release. Trek fans may be nervous though, as Quinto promises that the sequel will be “darker, bigger,” with “more at stake for everyone.” Expect “more action, more peril and there’s more at stake.” Quinto has “never felt any pressure” from being [...]

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Captrek February 19 2013 07:34 AM

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"More at stake"? Nero destroyed Vulcan and threatened to do the same to Earth and "every Federation planet." How much bigger can the stakes get?

teacake February 19 2013 07:44 AM

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Captrek wrote: (Post 7702150)
"More at stake"? Nero destroyed Vulcan and threatened to do the same to Earth and "every Federation planet." How much bigger can the stakes get?

The Galaxy of course, the whole freaking Galaxy.

trekker670 February 19 2013 04:05 PM

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Why would Quinto be nervous or stressed? He's an actor, not a fan. He shows up to set, says his lines, collects his paycheck. Other than royalties or the likelihood of future movies, I highly doubt that most actors are ever stressed before, during, or after the movie is released.

Admiral Buzzkill February 19 2013 04:07 PM

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Of course actors stress out over the movies they're in. Jeez.

trekker670 February 19 2013 07:21 PM

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My Name Is Legion wrote: (Post 7702966)
Of course actors stress out over the movies they're in. Jeez.

Source? I've never once heard of a case of this. I'll freely admit that I may be wrong, but I'd be interest to hear of cases where this has happened. There may be stress during the actual production, where the actor has to perform, but after it's completed out of his/her control, why would it cause stress?

wissaboo February 19 2013 07:25 PM

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trekker670 wrote: (Post 7703602)
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My Name Is Legion wrote: (Post 7702966)
Of course actors stress out over the movies they're in. Jeez.

Source? I've never once heard of a case of this. I'll freely admit that I may be wrong, but I'd be interest to hear of cases where this has happened. There may be stress during the actual production, where the actor has to perform, but after it's completed out of his/her control, why would it cause stress?

cause their entire future might ride on it and it's out of their control? :lol:

SalvorHardin February 19 2013 07:26 PM

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trekker670 wrote: (Post 7703602)
There may be stress during the actual production, where the actor has to perform, but after it's completed out of his/her control, why would it cause stress?


Maybe because they're proud of their hard work and are anxious to see if it will do well in the eyes of the general movie going audience and a bunch of crazy internet people.
And because their career, their future, depends on the success of their projects.

Just a shot in the dark here.

Sindatur February 19 2013 07:27 PM

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My Name Is Legion wrote: (Post 7702966)
Of course actors stress out over the movies they're in. Jeez.

Source? I've never once heard of a case of this. I'll freely admit that I may be wrong, but I'd be interest to hear of cases where this has happened. There may be stress during the actual production, where the actor has to perform, but after it's completed out of his/her control, why would it cause stress?

Because how much they are worth on their future movies (and how many offers of parts they get) is based upon how well a movie does.

Captrek February 19 2013 07:33 PM

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When I worked at places where I got annual performance reviews, I often felt stress in anticipation thereof, especially if I hadn't had a particularly good year. It was much less stressful when bosses and coworkers were raving about my work and I knew the review would be good. Therefore I would guess that the stress an actor feels about a film's impending release would be inversely related to the confidence they feel about their performance. Maybe Quinto's "no stress" comment means he feels confident that he turned in a really good performance and that it will be a really good movie.

M'Sharak February 19 2013 08:57 PM

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Captrek wrote: (Post 7703665)
Maybe Quinto's "no stress" comment means he feels confident that he turned in a really good performance and that it will be a really good movie.

A few weeks ago Quinto made a similarly calm and detached statement, and there was frantic speculation that he was unhappy with the role/the production, that he didn't care any more, and that he wouldn't be returning to Star Trek. I'm inclined to think Captrek is probably right, and that Quinto does have a lot of confidence in his performance and in the production, and that he isn't overly stressed about it at this point.

Either that, or he's just really good at compartmentalizing.

Franklin February 19 2013 10:28 PM

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The interviewer, journalism student Shannon O'Connor, seemed to switch gears in the middle of the question. It was:

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Portraying such an iconic character as Spock in Star Trek and doing so successfully in the first film, what kind pressure does reception of the sequel put on you, if it puts pressure on you at all?
I think he interpreted the question based on the first part as a reference only to playing Spock, so he couched some of his response in the light that he feels no pressure to peform up to any standard set in the first movie.
He then speaks to the broader point of the entire movie, saying that he's excited to get the movie out there, and he feels no pressure about it now because it's out of his hands, and he belives the production people are talented enough to trust them. He does say he feels people won't be disappointed.

Feeling stress isn't the same as being nervous. I think if he'd have been asked about being at all nervous about the reception of the movie and said, "No," I'd be skeptical and raise an eyebrow. Who doesn't feel butterflies?

Therin of Andor February 19 2013 11:37 PM

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trekker670 wrote: (Post 7703602)
Source? I've never once heard of a case of this. I'll freely admit that I may be wrong, but I'd be interest to hear of cases where this has happened. There may be stress during the actual production, where the actor has to perform, but after it's completed out of his/her control, why would it cause stress?

You don't get out enough. Or read enough interviews. ;)

Of course wondering how a potential audience will like your work causes stress. Actors in a long-running stage production and stand-up comedians can (and do) tweak their performances every night, depending on how previous audiences have reacted to their delivery. With a motion picture, the actor does the work, trusting only in the script, director and fellow actors - and is at the mercy of the editing room - right up until opening night. But there is no chance to tweak the performance.

Sometimes movies bomb, taking an actor's career with it.

Sometimes a entire role gets left on the cutting room floor, eg. Victor Garber's Klingon in "Star Trek" (2009). Sometimes an actors two lines of dialogue gets left out at the last minute, and not restored until TV editions or Director's editions, eg. Billy Van Zandt's bridge alien in ST:TMP; Wil Wheaton's scenes in "Nemesis". Or an onscreen credit is negotiated away by an agent who says, "Trust me, 'The Phoenix' will make you a huge star!", eg. Judson Scott in ST II. Sometimes an actor gets replaced in the sequel, eg. Kirstie Alley not in ST III. Or forgotten forever, eg. Katherine Blum's Vulcan girl in ST III.

Sometimes an actor gets typecast, forever limiting their range. Plenty to stress about.

Admiral Buzzkill February 19 2013 11:45 PM

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M'Sharak wrote: (Post 7703968)
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Captrek wrote: (Post 7703665)
Maybe Quinto's "no stress" comment means he feels confident that he turned in a really good performance and that it will be a really good movie.

A few weeks ago Quinto made a similarly calm and detached statement, and there was frantic speculation that he was unhappy with the role/the production, that he didn't care any more, and that he wouldn't be returning to Star Trek. I'm inclined to think Captrek is probably right, and that Quinto does have a lot of confidence in his performance and in the production, and that he isn't overly stressed about it at this point.

Either that, or he's just really good at compartmentalizing.

I hear he's writing a book - I Am Not Spock, Either.

M'Sharak February 19 2013 11:55 PM

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My Name Is Legion wrote: (Post 7704841)
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M'Sharak wrote: (Post 7703968)
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Captrek wrote: (Post 7703665)
Maybe Quinto's "no stress" comment means he feels confident that he turned in a really good performance and that it will be a really good movie.

A few weeks ago Quinto made a similarly calm and detached statement, and there was frantic speculation that he was unhappy with the role/the production, that he didn't care any more, and that he wouldn't be returning to Star Trek. I'm inclined to think Captrek is probably right, and that Quinto does have a lot of confidence in his performance and in the production, and that he isn't overly stressed about it at this point.

Either that, or he's just really good at compartmentalizing.

I hear he's writing a book - I Am Not Spock, Either.

And now it pretty much is the last thread all over again. :lol:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.ph...20#post7272820


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