Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

William Shatner jokes about dying on stage

William Shatner

William Shatner has joked that people should come to see his new show in case he "dies on stage".

The 80-year-old actor's one-man show Shatner's World recently opened on Broadway in New York City. It sees him discussing various points in his life and lasts around 100 minutes.

William knows many think he is too old to be embarking on such a display, so he's come up with a way to calm their fears.

"I was joking with somebody saying that people should come to the theatre to see me because I may die on stage," he laughed. "I'm at the age where people are dying. So they can say that maybe he'll die and we'll see him dying."

Shatner's World is loosely based on an autobiography the actor penned in 2008. Although he was sure the show would go down well with fans while he prepared for the show, he admitted feeling anxious during rehearsals.

"Every time you're in something, you wonder if it's any good," he told Los Angeles Times. "Until it's in front of the public, and they'll tell you. So that moment of trepidation is with you all of the time It never goes away."

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Virgo:

A home improvement project will appeal to your love of problem solving. You'll enjoy finding good materials at a decent price. If you're not sure how to tackle a job, check out an illustrated manual or online guide that will make a seemingly complicated task very easy. Organising a family get together could be in the cards. Start looking for a facility where you can gather together without lots of trouble. This venue doesn't have to be luxurious, just well located.More