Zachary Quinto Says Shaved ‘Star Trek’ Eyebrows Are a ‘Badge of Honor’

by Ashley Crossan 3:05 PM PDT, August 20, 2015
Playing Zachary Quinto Says Shaved ‘Star Trek’ Eyebrows Are a ‘Badge of Honor’

Zachary Quinto might have to endure shaved eyebrows for months at a time, but he wears them proudly!

The 38-year-old actor sported thick-rimmed glasses while chatting with ETonline about his newest film Hitman: Agent 47. He’s currently shooting scenes for his return as Spock in Star Trek Beyond, a role that requires heavy personal eyebrow upkeep.

“I have to keep it up while we're filming and shave them pretty regularly,” said Quinto. “I have kind of taken over the responsibility of doing it because it's much less taxing and stressful.”

And while he’s wearing his brows with pride now, Quinto admits he was a bit insecure at the start of the franchise.

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“I was pretty self-conscious about it in 2007 when I had to do it for the first time,” recalled Quinto. “I feel like it's kind of a badge of honor at this point.”

2016 will mark the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and the first film since the passing of the legendary Leonard Nimoy, with whom Quinto became close personal friends.

“The 50th anniversary coupled with Leonard’s death has really put a different spin on the association with that lineage for me personally and deepened that connection,” said Quinto. “There's almost a more spiritual element to it now, for me in my relationship with Leonard, which still very much carries with me in my life.”

Quinto stars alongside Rupert Friend and Hannah Ware in Hitman: Agent 47, out August 21.