September 20, 2008
Abrams: Shatner Rejected Cameo in ‘Trek’
Hollywood director J.J. Abrams says he didn't put William Shatner in his upcoming "Star Trek" remake because the actor wanted too large a part.
Abrams said while he had initially intended to put the star of the original "Star Trek" TV series in his upcoming movie, Shatner was adamant he have a bigger role in the Hollywood production, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
The director's comments come after the 77-year-old actor voiced his opinions regarding his absence in the latest installment of the "Trek" franchise due out in May, the Times said.
"There is no need for me to know anything because I'm not a part of it," Shatner told the Times regarding the film.