George Takei still cannot stand fellow “Star Trek” alum William Shatner: “He is very self-centered”
It’s no secret that Star Trek alums George Takei (Hikaru Sulu) and William Shatner (Cpt. James T. Kirk) can’t stand each other in real life.
When Takei this week was asked about it during an appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher, he didn’t mince words.
“Canadians have a certain image of being even-tempered and friendly and all that,” Takei said. “Well, he is a person who is that way with himself. He is very self-centered.”
He added: “We work together. We’re professionals. We get the work done, but, it’s with a lot of difficulty.”
Takei also joked with Maher that the temptation is sometimes there to just “drive the starship into a death star” just to spite Shatner.
The feud came up again when Takei talked about how his cast-mates all knew was gay except for one. “It went right over his head.” The obvious answer: William Shatner.