The Moment

Zach Quinto Talks Smokefall, Self-Examination, and Snowden

The actor and producer reflects on how the death of his father shaped his worldview and craft.

Actor Zachary Quinto is photographed for August Man on June 9, 2011 in New York City.
Zach Quinto in New York City on June 9, 2011.

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This week on the Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Zach Quinto, the actor and producer best known for his roles in Heroes, Margin Call, and as Spock in the Star Trek films. On the show, Zach discusses how the death of his father shaped his childhood and career (2:00), how he landed in Noah Haidle’s Smokefall (16:00), and the years of self-examination that helped him better understand his goals as an artist (27:00). Plus, Zach reflects on how ayahuasca, a traditional plant medicine, helped him release a character that lingered from Angels in America (38:00) and looks forward to his upcoming role as Glenn Greenwald in Oliver Stone’s Snowden (43:00).


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Podcast production by Jayson De Leon.