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"It Must Be Because I’m Lovable, Charming and Intelligent" Says William Shatner. We Say, Fair Enough!

"It Must Be Because I’m Lovable, Charming and Intelligent" Says Bill Shatner.  Fair Enough!

We love The Shat, I mean, we've made that abundantly clear over the years. It's more than just love, it's also admiration for a man who has never outstayed his welcome in Hollywood. Some may say that he has, but we would argue that Bill simply morphs into another form of himself to stay relevant. You could call him one of the true Hollywood shape-shifters that takes the form of what's necessary to stay in popular culture. In a recent interview with Collider, Bill called it "Survival" and of course made a self-mocking joke about it.

Maybe that's what gives him his true staying power in the popular conscience. He doesn't take himself too seriously. Bill also gives his thoughts on Chris Pine's performance as a young Kirk and if we'll see a Kirk Prime in Star Trek XII. Check out an excerpt from the Collider interview below.

Collider: Have you reflected at all about being an actor that’s never worn out his welcome?

William: That’s true. It must be because I’m lovable, charming and intelligent.

Collider :What has given you this ability to adapt so well and to have this longevity in your career?

William: It’s called survival.

Collider :Your last album was so well received. Are you going to do more music?

William: I’ve got something planned that I’m trying to find time to do.

Collider :Do you have any more books coming out?

William: I have some ideas, but nothing right now.

Collider :Are you hopeful that something is going to work out for the next Star Trek film, now that you’ve been in touch with J. J. Abrams and his people?

William: I’ve become a buddy of J. J., but I don’t know if they can solve the problem of how you put the body I’m in now with the Kirk that we remember from 40 years ago.

Collider :Did you see echoes of your own performances as Kirk, in what Chris Pine did?

William: I appreciated his performance. I didn’t see what some people have written about, but I’m not that observant.

Collider :Any interest in working with the new technologies, like were used in Avatar?

William: Absolutely. Avatar is a watershed movie. We’ll always refer to Lawrence of Arabia in the same way. We’ll always look at Avatar and say, “That’s about as good as it gets.” It’s an enormous advance, in every way, shape and form, of movie making.

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