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05.13.09 22 Comments

It appears new Spock Zachary Quinto is bad at something besides styling his hair.  Word is he couldn’t do the Vulcan salute, so they had to glue his fingers together.

Quinto, 31, admitted he found it impossible to form his fingers into the distinctive V-shaped gesture, saying: “It’s much harder than it looks. Seriously.”

One on-set insider said: “Zach could do the salute some of the time but only after he’d positioned his fingers the right way off-camera.

“In some scenes he has to do the salute while speaking his lines so they ended up using skin-protective superglue, like they use in hospitals, to stick his fingers together.”

William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the long-running TV show and the first seven Star Trek films, was also unable to do the salute, so he used fishing line to tie his fingers together. []

Admit it, you’re doing the finger thing right now aren’t you. Yeah, I can do it too.  God we’re cool.  Look, I can roll my tongue too.  Anyway, this is nothing to be ashamed of. Hollywood is full of stories like this.  Like on the set of the first Matrix, how they put peanut butter on the roof of Keanu’s mouth to make his lips move.  True story.

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