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A Legendary Actor Tried To Convince Patrick Stewart To Turn Down Star Trek

A Legendary Actor Tried To Convince Patrick Stewart To Turn Down Star Trek

In his expansive, career-spanning memoir, Stewart wrote about the surreal experience of being offered “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” a deal that offered a salary good enough that he asked for the number to be repeated to him when he first heard it. “Nope, I thought, I’ve never seen numbers like that in the vicinity of my name,” Stewart wrote. There was, however, a catch. When Stewart was told he’d get a raise with each successive season, he asked for clarification, to which Stewart’s agent, Steve Dontanville, “replied, somewhat irritably, ‘Well, you will be contracted for six.'”

Stewart was shocked by the massive time commitment, and when he was reassured that it was an industry standard, he openly balked at the idea of foregoing any other career opportunities for this one. “He looked at me as if I had gone insane,” Stewart wrote. “‘There has been nothing more important or financially beneficial than this in your entire career to date,’ he finally said.” In the end, one cynical reassurance made things a bit easier; Dontanville believed that the show wouldn’t last more than a season. “‘I don’t think anyone can replicate the success of the original ‘Star Trek,'” Stewart recalled Dontanville saying. “You’ll be lucky to make it to Thanksgiving, to be honest.”

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