patrick stewart Can still remember the feedback he got in 1987 when he was first offered the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek: The Next Generation,
Stewart recalled during a panel on Paramount+ on Saturday, “I was advised by people who knew our industry well that the show had little chance, whether I did it or not.” ” Star Trek: Picard on Deadline’s Contenders Television. “You can’t revive an iconic show like star trek, you can’t do it. You’ll be lucky to make it in the middle of the season.
But Stewart liked the idea of coming to California to “get a sun tan and meet some girls”. More importantly, he was about to make some money for the first time in his life “which I had never done. I was a stage actor. I was happy to work. Based on the advice I was being given that I was not going to complete the first season, I said yes. It’s the smartest thing I’ve ever done, besides marrying my American wife.
and now Picard will wrap its third and final season this coming Thursday.
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“We all love each other very much,” Stewart said of the cast. “You can’t be a part of this show, even if we don’t make it for 20 years star trek, we were away from it for too long. It persists. It’s been strong. Many people are responsible for this. We’ve been very fortunate with the people who write and direct our shows. It’s been extraordinary.
Produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment, Terry Matellas is show runner and executive produces Star Trek: Alex Kurtzman, Stewart, Akiva Goldsman, Heather Caidin, Aaron Byers, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Doug Arniokowski and Star Trek: Picard with Dylan Masin.
Check back Tuesday for the panel video.
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