Timothy Olyphant, 55, has admitted that he lost the role of Dr. Leonard McCoy in the 2009 Star Trek Movie reboot to Actor Chris Pine.
Chris Pine, a younger competitor, won a part in the 2009 “Star Trek” remake that Timothy Olyphant was passed up for. The 55-year-old actor claimed that he auditioned for the role of ship doctor Dr. Leonard McCoy in J.J. Abrams’ film.
Still, the director suggested he try out for Captain Kirk instead, which he did, but he was finally passed over in favor of Pine, who is 13 years his junior.
Before the Hollywood actor’s strike, actor Timothy Olyphant said on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that all he can recall of his experience with Star Trek is that he walked in and auditioned, but not for the part of Captain Kirk. Instead, he remembered reading with J.J.
“Abrams, and he’s just a lovely, lovely guy. And just a lovely, lovely audition process. Somewhere in there, I was auditioning for Doc, he’s like, ‘I already got a guy for Doc, so I don’t need you for that, but I don’t have a Kirk,.'” said the actor.
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DeForest Kelley originated the role of “Bones,” the iconic Star Trek doctor, in Star Trek: The Original Series. Unfortunately, Karl Urban had already been cast by Abrams in the part.
Instead, Olyphant tried out for the enduring role of commander James T. Kirk, the spaceship Enterprise’s commander, which was made famous by the show’s original actor, William Shatner.
Ironically, his age prevented him from getting the part. Olyphant said that he thought it was one of those things where it’s like they might have been prepared to hire him, but they (casting) wanted somebody younger, and Abrams had a hard time finding somebody younger. He added that his age may have influenced the casting choice.
Naturally, Timothy Olyphant is not upset about leaving the Star Trek world. Later, he met Chris Pine, whom he admired for being a wonderful person and a talented performer.
Timothy Olyphant, who was passed over for the part of Captain Kirk, did, as we all know pretty well.
Timothy Olyphant has praised how good and impressed he is by the actor Chris Pine and expressed how big a fan he is of his acting both on-screen and off-screen.
“I spent most of the evening at the bar with Chris Pine. I just really, really adored him. What a good guy. I really like his work. He’s one of those guys who makes it look simple and easy.” Actor Added.Timothy Olyphant.