Monday, June 20, 2016
|Anton Yelchin, me, and director Jeremy Saulnier during the Green Room press tour|
Most recently he'd appeared alongside fellow Trek actor Patrick Stewart in this year's horror thriller Green Room, which I had the chance to interview him about just this past April. In all my time on this blog, this is the first time doing an "in memoriam" on someone I'd actually interacted with, which makes this feel more acutely personal than ever before. We only talked for fifteen or so minutes, but he struck me as very thoughtful and introspective. It was clear he took his craft more seriously than himself. He was a good actor, a good guy, and at age 27 there's no reason to think he wouldn't have had a long and fruitful career stretching well into the future. Just a sad, sad story.