[Gossip] William Shatner Says He Turned Down a Trip Into Space
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.20.2013
He didn't want to foot the bill...
Captain Kirk turned down a chance to go to space. William Shatner told MSN that he got an offer from Richard Branson to fly on his Virgin Galactic spaceship in 2011 but turned it down.
And why, you ask? Simple: cost. As the actor said, "He wanted me to go up and pay for it and I said, 'Hey, you pay me and I'll go. I'll risk my life for a large sum of money'. But he didn't pick me up on my offer."
Branson countered, "He actually said he's frightened of airline travel -- which is slightly disillusioning. Captain Kirk is scared of flying...We have a policy that, however famous people are, they won't get upgrades or freebies. I think Muse can afford to pay their way. We'd love them to go into space and play."
Muse john Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Justin Bieber, Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Brand as confirmed passengers for the flight, whenever it happens.