William Shatner was a ‘prima donna’ on ‘Star Trek’ set

William Shatner was a ‘prima donna’ on ‘Star Trek’ set

It’s protected to say George Takei gained’t be telling his “Star Trek” co-star William Shatner to “reside lengthy and prosper” anytime quickly.

The entertainer, 85, who performed Hikaru Sulu within the sci-fi collection, spoke to the Guardian lately about his former castmate, characterizing Shatner, now 91, as some type of diva on set.

Takei was requested if forged members of the Sixties TV present had been buddies. He famous that whereas most of the actors grew shut over time, there was one one who refused to be a pal.

“Sure. Sure. YES. Apart from one, who was a prima donna. However the remainder of us shared an important camaraderie,” he defined.

The LGBTQ activist revealed that “none of us” obtained together with Shatner, who portrayed collection lead Captain James T. Kirk.

Takei continued of Shatner, “He was self-involved. He loved being the focal point. He needed everybody to kowtow to him.”

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 4: From  left: George Takei as Commander Hikaru Sul and William Shatner as Admiral James T. Kirk in the movie,
George Takei as Commander Hikaru Sul and William Shatner as Admiral James T. Kirk within the movie, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” 1982.
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American actors Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, Walter Koenig, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, and Canadian William Shatner on the set of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actors Leonard Nimoy (clockwise from left), Takei, Walter Koenig, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols and Shatner on the set of the 1989 film “Star Trek V: The Closing Frontier”
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Takei additionally believes that the Canadian native thinks he speaks about their feud in public only for some good old school PR.

“I do know [Shatner] got here to London to advertise his ebook and talked about me wanting publicity through the use of his title,” the “Anglophile Angelino” mentioned.

“So I made a decision I don’t want his title to get publicity. I’ve rather more substantial subject material that I need to get publicity for, so I’m not going to seek advice from Invoice on this interview in any respect,” he added.

Earlier than dropping he topic, Takei known as Shatner was a “cantankerous outdated man.”

“I’m going to go away him to his units. I’m not going to play his sport,” he concluded.

Actor George Takei
The feud between “Star Trek” costars George Takei and William Shatner goes again many years.

The pair’s feud reportedly spans many years. When Shatner took flight on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket final yr, Takei couldn’t assist however convey him again to Earth, telling PageSix that he’s “unfit” for area journey.

“He’s boldly going the place different folks have gone earlier than. He’s a guinea pig,” Takei scoffed.

“So 90 years outdated goes to point out an important deal extra on the wear and tear and tear on the human physique, so he’ll be a great specimen to check. Though he’s not the fittest specimen of 90 years outdated, so he’ll be a specimen that’s unfit!”