“I didn’t tell anybody I was going to do it. I didn’t tell my agent, I didn’t tell my business partners, I didn’t tell my publicists,” Quinto said. “It’s so funny, because obviously it was a huge decision for me, and I made it in a specific way.
“It was very much on my terms. But I never thought beyond the action of doing it. I never thought about the reaction it would generate. Honestly.”
As for Big Bang, Quinto found the episode to be quite funny. Sheldon Cooper sent away from a cardboard cut-out of Dr. Spock from Stark Trek, and was greeted by Quinto character rather than Leonard Nimoy. “Suck it,” Shelder said to the cardboard figure. “We got a message back immediately from Zach [Quinto] and J.J. saying they loved the idea,” co-creator Bill Prady said, according to Ace Showbiz.
Quinto attended the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 21st.