Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute to 'Beautiful Guy' Anton Yelchin, Says His Death Is 'Devastating'


Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute to 'Beautiful Guy' Anton Yelchin, Says His Death Is 'Devastating'


The actor praises his 'Star Wars Beyond' co-star and talks about the 'terrible loss' while discussing the upcoming film on Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show'.
Zachary Quinto remembered his "Star Trek" co-star Anton Yelchin when he recently made an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert". The actor had nothing but sweet words to say about the late star while promoting the film's upcoming installment "Star Trek Beyond".

"[Yelchin's] Beautiful, beautiful guy. I don't even know how to talk about it," Quinto told host Stephen Colbert. "We already knew that this would be a really bitter-sweet experience because of the loss of [Leonard Nimoy] last year, but this has been absolutely devastating for all of us."

"I think our goal just has to be to celebrate his incredible life, and honor him as much as we can. It was a terrible loss, not only to us personally, but I think to the industry and audiences," he continued. "He was such a talent."



Yelchin passed away at the age of 27 in a car accident in his California home last month. He will once again appear as Chekov in "Star Trek Beyond", which will also star Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban and John Cho.

In the chat with Colbert, Quinto also talked about how close he is to his co-stars whom he's been working together with since the first "Star Wars" film in 2009. "I think we take it for granted in a lot of ways because we genuinely love each other so much," he said.

"We are truly intertwined inextricably and I think we always will be," he went on sharing. "We laugh like nobody's business, but we're very lucky to have each other - there's no question about it. I think we are genuinely connected on a really true and authentic level as a cast and as friends, even when we're not filming the movies."


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