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Zachary Quinto: 'I would quit Hollywood for theatre career'

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Sep 26, 2013 | 6:50pm EDT

Zachary Quinto is considering turning his back on Hollywood to live out his theatre dreams, insisting he is happiest onstage. The actor made a name for himself in hit U.S. TV shows including 24, Heroes, and Six Feet Under before he was cast as Spock in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot, but he has always longed to be a Broadway performer. Quinto is now making his debut on the Great White Way in a revival of Tennessee Williams' classic play The Glass Menagerie and admits he would give up film if he could work solely onstage. He tells the Associated Press, "It (Hollywood) was always a means to an end to me. I always felt like I wanted to be in L.A. so that I could come back here (to New York) and do theatre and now I'm making good on that promise to myself... "I didn't want to come in, swoop in with my name above the title of the play like I was some Hollywood entity. I've been doing theatre since I was 10. Theatre's my jam. It's my life, ultimately. If I could make a living just doing theatre, I feel like I really might." The 36 year old is determined to soak up every moment of living and working in the Big Apple: "I was walking to work today. I've been walking the past few days because it's so beautiful out, so I walk from downtown. And I was like, 'This is my life' - living in Manhattan, a dream I've always had, and I'm walking to my theatre on Broadway to do Tennessee Williams. It's not lost on me. I really am humbled by it often. I feel really grateful."

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