Patrick Stewart shares candid thoughts on 2002’s ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’ in his new memoir ‘Making It So’ (via From the inside). The film, the fourth and final Star Trek film from The Next Generation star, featured one of Stewart’s least memorable roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, at least according to the actor himself.
“Nemesis, released in 2002, was particularly weak,” Stewart writes. “I didn’t have any interesting scenes to play, and the actor who played the villain in the film, Shinzon, was a strange, isolated young man from London. His name was Tom Hardy.
Hardy wasn’t a household name when he played the villain in Star Trek: Nemesis, and Stewart speculated that his co-star would never be due to how isolated he was from the rest of the cast while filming the movie.
“Tom would not engage with any of us on a social level,” Stewart writes. “He never said, ‘Good morning,’ he never said, ‘Good night,’ and he spent hours that were not needed on set with his girlfriend… He was in no way hostile — it was difficult to have any relationship.” With him.”
“In the evening, Tom finished his turn, left in a distinguished manner, without ceremony or niceties, and simply walked out the door,” Stewart adds. “When I closed,” I said quietly to Brent [Spiner] And Jonathan [Frakes]”And there’s one I think we’ll never hear from again.” I’m glad Tom proved me completely wrong.
“Star Trek: Nemesis” was only Hardy’s third feature film. He went on to land supporting roles in films like “Layer Cake” and “Marie Antionette” before his profile skyrocketed through projects like “Bronson” and “Inception.”
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