Patrick Stewart In Movies For The Money

Subscribe to Star Trek alerts

Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart only agrees to star in movie sequels "for the money" - not for the artistic credibility.

The bald-headed actor is currently performing on London's West End stage - but he isn't going to give up his lucrative Hollywood career just yet.

The 62-year-old actor - who also stars in the hit X-Men film series - admits that movie sequels simply offer him too much money to turn down.

He says, "I do it for the money. Franchises make people large amounts of cash. It's made me very rich."

But, instead of contemplating a series of high-earning Hollywood blockbusters, he plans to follow up his current run in THE MASTER BUILDER by working with his X-Men co-star SIR Ian McKellen again.

He adds, "Ian has strong theatrical roots and I think we should do something together. I would love to work with him on stage."

Patrick - known to millions as CAPTAIN JEAN-LUC PICARD in the Star Trek TV series and spin-off films - was paid $13.6 million (GBP8.3 million) to star in STAR TREK: Nemesis.

19/06/2003 14:01


Tags: Star Trek - Patrick Stewart - X-Men - Ian McKellen - Nemesis

Subscribe to Star Trek alerts

More Star Trek

Watch Zoe Saldana Attempt To Pole Dance Pregnant In Funny Video

Zoe Saldana evidently finds spending time at airports as boring as the rest of us, but the Star Trek actress still manages to have fun!...

Roberto Orci To Direct 'Star Trek 3' - But, Uh, Who Is He?

Roberto Orci, the Hollywood screenwriter best known for writing the first two Star Trek reboot movies, has been promoted to the director's chair for Star...

Rupert Wyatt Gets the Abrams Stamp of Approval for 'Star Trek 3'

With J.J Abrams off gallivanting around the universe of Sci-fi-ice-skating – that’s what we like to call ‘directing dangerously popular films’ – there opens up...

Michael Ansara, One Of Star Trek's Most Famous Villain, Has Died Aged 91

Michael Ansara will forever be remembered as the man who portrayed one of sci-fi's most feared yet respected villains; Kang in the television series Star...


'Monsters University' Fends Off 'The Heat': Still No.1 In US Box Office

Monsters University spent its second week at No.1 in the US Weekend Box Office grossing $46.2 million. The sequel of Monsters Inc. follows the early,...

Eddie Redmayne To Play Stephen Hawking In New Biopic

Les Misérables star, Eddie Redmayne is set to play Stephen Hawking in a new biopic Theory of Everything directed by James Marsh, according Redmayne...

Sir Patrick Stewart Wants You To Know He's Tried Pizza Before, Honest

Sir Patrick Stewart found himself making headlines around the world this week after wandering into a Brooklyn pizzeria and announcing it was his first ever...

Amazon Thinks Profits And Sanctions Fan Fiction Marketplace

What’s that? A giant global corporation has ignored the creative integrity of the people it profits from in order to maximize gross income, potentially alienating...



Star Trek Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Star Trek

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All