Zachary Quinto feels connected to Nimoy

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto feels closer to Leonard Nimoy following his death.

Zachary Quinto has a deeper connection with Leonard Nimoy since his death.

The 38-year-old actor - who took over as Spock in the 'Star Trek' franchise from the legendary star in 2013 - has admitted it feels like a piece of him is missing on set now that Nimoy, who died aged 83 in February this year, has passed away but he feels a sense of "responsibility" to "honour" the veteran in his own work.

He said: "It's certainly different now Leonard is not with us any longer. I feel a sense of connection to him which is deeper than when he was alive, and a sense of responsibility to honour him, his legacy and role. Leonard and I were very, very close. He really left the world as peacefully and loved as anyone I have ever known."

Meanwhile, the handsome star - who is currently filming the forthcoming movie 'Star Trek Beyond' - recently admitted he's become a better person since he's known Nimoy and has so many "memories" that will stay with him for the rest of his life.

He explained: "We talked about many things right up to the end. My memories are full of love and gratitude, and I miss him quite a bit. I feel that I'm an infinitely better person for knowing him. His was a really accomplished life and I think he left the world knowing that."


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