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Zachary Quinto addresses Star Trek quitting speculation

The actor sparked speculation he is bowing out of the sci-fi franchise after discussing his career during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly magazine.

During the chat, Quinto revealed he feels ready to “go in a different direction” when he finishes his current arc on TV series American Horror Story and once the forthcoming follow-up to his 2009 Star Trek reboot is released.

He said, “It’s like an era of association with certain roles – a specific part like Spock, or a kind of part, like (my Heroes character) Sylar – is coming to an end.”

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Quinto has since taken to Twitter.com to clarify his remark, writing, “Simmer down kids. Rumors are rumors for a reason. Quotes out of context. Let’s let the second movie come out before we talk about a third…”

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