"I Not Only Understand Them, But I'm One Of Them" Says LeVar Burton About Star Trek Fans
In a recent interview with Alibi.com, Star Trek: The Next Generation star LeVar Burton reveals that he's truly a Trek fan at heart. When asked if fans can be intense, he responded; "They can. I feel like I not only understand them, but I'm one of them. So I get it. I totally get it."
LeVar also revealed that his visor was literally attached to his head; "It's hard to get a clear sense of what I'm talking about unless you see the visual. It's sufficient to say there was pressure applied through a mechanism of flanges and screws that put pressure on my temples. So after about half an hour I'd get a headache." He continued; "People always ask me, Could you see out of that thing? And the answer is, no, I couldn't. It was always very funny to me because when the actor puts the visor on 85 to 90 percent of my vision was taken away, yet I'm playing a guy who sees more than everyone else around him. So that's just God's cruel little joke."
The Lt. Commander revealed that he not only actually owns the original visor, but that he has certain plans for it; "Hopefully that thing will help me put my daughter through Ivy League college. I'm serious." Let's start the bidding now, LeVar. You can put us down for a c-note.
Be sure to check out the full interview where LeVar discusses his Emmy nominated roles in Roots and Reading Rainbow. You can check it out here.