Zachary Quinto backed out of an interview on Wednesday night (10Nov10) after taking offence at a series of "personal" questions, which probed his backstage routine and his favourite ice cream flavour.
The Star Trek actor, who is currently starring in an off-Broadway production of Angels in America, agreed to a chat with New York Magazine at the Signature Theatre Company gala in the Big Apple, but he ended the interview abruptly after the talk became too candid.
When he was asked about his "post-show ritual", he replied, "I like to take showers after the show. And then I read. I'm reading Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, like the rest of the world. But all these questions are too personal, sorry."
And when the reporter suggested he talk about his favourite ice cream instead, he responded, "Still too personal. Sorry."
When asked what he would prefer to chat about, Quinto gave a brief response about playwright Tony Kushner and then ended the interview.