Patrick Stewart looks dapper, talks Picard in new Variety interview

By: H&I Staff     Posted: January 9, 2020, 2:00PM

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As the new series Picard draws closer, everyone is buzzing about Sir Patrick Stewart. The series is named after his character, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, after all. With only a few weeks left before the show airs, Stewart has opened up in a new interview showing us that not only does he still have the passion, but he still has the style.

Patrick Stewart has made no secret that he was resistant to coming back to the character. But in Variety, he says that it was his work as Professor Xavier in the X-Men movie Logan that won him over. “It was the best ‘X-Men’ experience we both had, because we were the same characters but their world had been blown apart.” Stewart said, talking about his longtime costar Hugh Jackman. “Next Generation didn’t end like that. In fact, our last movie, Nemesis, was pretty weak.”

Star Trek was initally known for its setting, a universe where humanity has moved into a future where we finally have peace, and this frees us up to travel the stars. But Stewart says that the peace isn't going to be something guaranteed in Picard. "Why hasn’t the Federation changed? Why hasn’t Starfleet changed?" He asks. "Maybe they’re not as reliable and trustworthy as we all thought."

Stewart says that soon he'll be hearing a pitch for Picard season two. So while even our star doesn't know what the future holds, we're on board with him.

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