Leonard Nimoy will retire from acting. For good this time. The 79 year old icon is retiring from stage and screen and he's passing on his Spock ears mantle to Zachary Quinto forever. Which means, he won't be appearing in any films in Star Trek anymore.
I was away from acting for 12 years, so I guess I was seducable. But since J.J. Abrams revived the Star Trek franchise, I felt I owed him something. And I'm glad I did it because he promised me a good story, and it was.
I want to get off the stage. Also, I don't think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto...He's a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it's time to give him some space. And I'm very flattered the character will continue.
Well, tough luck. You will be missed, Leonard Nimoy!