Saturday, February 9, 2008
Jean-Luc Picard isn't anywhere around...
""They arrive here and Jean-Luc Picard isn't anywhere around. Instead there's something else going on..."
Patrick Stewart is backstage at the Gielgud Theatre, musing on his sci-fi tag and the regular presence of Trekkies in the audience whenever he takes to the boards.
"We're making audiences for Shakespeare here in the West End..."
Patrick Stewart reacts to Trekkies in the audience
"I meet these people afterwards, I get letters from them and see them at the stage door," he says, his mellifluous voice becoming more animated.
"And they say, 'I've never seen Shakespeare before, I didn't think I'd understand it, but it was wonderful and I can't wait to come back'. "
The rest at the BBC.