Zachary Quinto, known for his work in films such as the 2009 "Star Trek" and the NBC-drama "Heroes," recently talked to OnTheRedCarpet.com about his excitement to get back to work on "Star Trek 2," which is still in pre-production, and the beginning stages of filming.
"We're getting geared up," Quinto told correspondent Jacob Burch in a satellite interview on October 27. "We're about 10 weeks away from production, so it's right around the corner. Things are moving quickly, so everybody is suiting up."
The 34-year-old went on to describe how he plans on preparing for the large role with Abrams and the cast.
"I haven't read a script yet," he added. "I'm going back to Los Angeles today and I'll dive back into, you know, connecting with J.J. and hearing where the stories are going to take us. I'm really excited and really, really looking forward to joining forces with the ensemble cast - that's a cast of people that I really, really love and really, really work very well with, so I'm looking forward to going back to it."
On September 13, news broke that Abrams signed on to officially direct "Star Trek 2", and commented that his days and nights are usually consumed by the film.
Quinto also opened up more recently about his sexuality in a new 2011 interview. The actor came out as a "gay man" after his role in the Broadway show "Angels in America" made him realize something.
"As a gay man, it made me feel like there's still so much work to be done, and there are still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed."
Quinto's new film, "Margin Call," was released October 21 and revolves around the key people at an investment back. The thriller chronicles the 24-hour period in the early stages of a financial crisis that Quinto's character, Peter Sullivan, uncovers. The film co-stars Kevin Spacey, Penn Badgley, Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore and Paul Bettany.
Reporting by Jacob Burch, correspondent for KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).