While promoting his upcoming musical ‘Allegiance,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei opened up about his feud with co-star William Shatner.
In the past, Takei stated that Shatner had a big ego on the set of ‘Star Trek.’ Shatner even acknowledged this in his 2011 memoir, ‘Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large.”
Shatner writes, “[Takei] says that I have a ‘big, shiny ego!’ Well, actors have big egos. If mine is shiny, it’s because I tend to it very carefully and lovingly.”
However, Takei told ‘The New York Times Magazine’ that every time Shatner expresses his resentments, it’s usually for publicity.
Takei states, “Whenever he needs a little publicity for a project, he pumps up the so-called controversy between us.”
Shatner made a YouTube video about not being invited to Takei’s wedding to Brad Altman in 2008, which just happened to be around the same time Shatner was promoting a new project.
“Two months after my wedding, he went on YouTube and ranted and raved about our not sending him an invitation. We had. If he had an issue, he could have easily just phoned us before the wedding, simple as that. But he didn’t. And the reason he raised that fuss two months later is because he was premiering his new talk show ‘Raw Nerve’.”
Takei stated that the two former co-stars put their differences aside saying that no apology was necessary.
“I don’t need to forgive him. I’ve already invited him to the opening night of ‘Allegiance’”.
‘Allegiance’ opens on Broadway later this year. Takei stars as Sam Kimura who must revisit his past when he tried to save his family from the Japanese internment camps during World War II.