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William Shatner ‘embarrassed’ by Star Trek costume

Published 14/07/2015

William Shatner
William Shatner

William Shatner has confessed he was not comfortable being seen out in public wearing his Star Trek costume.

The 84-year-old actor played Captain James T. Kirk in the legendary TV series, which originally aired from 1966 to 1969.

But in real life, William could not stand his character’s space suit.

“It was a little embarrassing after lunch to have that tight green thing on you,” he noted during a Comic-Con panel, according to Cinema Blend.

William has managed to maintain vigorous health as an octogenarian.

But he does not take his youthful looks and his strong frame for granted.

William is aware he needs to take good care of himself and he is dutifully committed to a regular exercise regimen.

“Some of it is luck. Some of it is hard work. Some of it is intelligence and commitment. When you're in your later years and you're still healthy, you’ve got to be really invested in staying healthy,” he explained during a previous interview with Men’s Health magazine. “But that’s true at every age. I worked out this morning for an hour in the swimming pool, and I'm riding my horses tomorrow all day long. To be able to do that is a combination of exercise, diet, genetics, and luck. I think luck plays a huge part in it.”

Many people remain fascinated with the condition of William’s body.

And someone even purchased one of his kidney stones in 2006.

“I had a kidney stone. The Golden Palace offered me $25,000, and then we upped the amount to $75,000 and donated the entire thing to Habitat for Humanity,” he recalled to Details magazine. “They built a house. There’s now a family living inside my kidney stone. Only in America!”

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