[TV] Zachary Quinto Won't Be Back For Season Three Of American Horror Story Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.16.2013
They haven't contacted him...
Zachary Quinto told The Huffington Post that he will not be back for season three of American Horror Story. Here are highlights:
On how he approached his character of Dr. Thredson and if he used Sylar as inspiration: "Not consciously, but there similarities between the two characters that I am sure overlapped at times. The great thing about that character on American Horror Story, was that I had a secret that I knew for the first five episodes [about] where the charactering was heading, which really was not the case in Heroes. It was a great gift for me as an actor to be able to anticipate the turns that were lying around the corner for the character, because I could sort of build towards that in a specific way, so for me it was about selling the audience one version of the character knowing that a very dark and different version would emerge. That was fun to be able to do and then I think if there were any similarities in the characters I think they emerged later on when his darker side was given full birth. I was lucky to be working with a lot of friends and as dark as that show is it was actually a very enjoyable process, because everyone working on that show is a constant professional and brought their A-game, but also really how to keep it light and not let the heaviness of the world that we were creating every week slip through."
On where the series will go next season: "I don't know. I haven't had any conversations about coming back, so at this point I don't think I will be part of the third season as no one has mentioned it to me and I know that they have been making other announcements for the cast. Which is fine, when I signed on for the second season, Ryan [Murphy] and I talked about it being a one year commitment and I think just where I am in my work and what I want to accomplish I think it is good to have a little flexibility and a little bit of freedom. So, at this point I don't really have any plans to go back, but from what I've heard and what I know is maybe going to happen a little bit, I am really excited to see the characters that Lily [Rabe], Sarah [Paulson], Jessica [Lange] and Evan [Peters] all play. I know Frances Conroy is coming back, which I think is amazing and I think it is going to be a different world all together and knowing Ryan as I do I think that it's only going to be more exciting and more surprising than anything we have seen so far. I look forward to watching it."
On if he feels pressure about playing Spock in Star Trek: "I never felt any pressure from being a part of that franchise, I only felt supported and I only felt supported and I have only felt like my job is to get to work and be a part of something that people want to watch and want to see. That certainly was the case the first time around and I think it will be more the case this time, because it is such a bigger experience we shot this movie in 3D and IMAX and I think the story just lends itself to much more of an explosion onto the summer movie schedule scene. I am just really excited to get it out there and share it with people and I don't feel any particular individual pressure to doing anything other than my job and my job is already done I shot it in the first half of 2012, so I've been done for awhile and now the responsibility is in everybody else's hands to bring it all to life. J.J. [Abrams] is just a genius and everybody who works around him is incredibly talented at what they do, so I feel like people won't be disappointed, that is certainly my hope."