“Every day, I would find a reason to sit next to him”: While Patrick Stewart Got in With Sheer Talent, One Star Trek: The Next Generation Actor Got in Because He’s the Biggest Fanboy

Sir Patrick Stewart may be known for his role as Professor X in the X-Men series, but his most famous role is that of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The actor became a global star after the show’s success, having only been a stage actor till then.

While Stewart was barely interested in getting into TV and film, much less a sci-fi revival, his co-star LeVar Burton was reportedly the exact opposite. The Roots star was reportedly a huge fan of the original series and had met with a producer on another show. His passion for the series reportedly led him to be chosen for the role of Geordi La Forge.

LeVar Burton Used His Passion For Star Trek To Get A Gig In The Show LeVar Burton presented the kids’ show Reading Rainbow | Credits: PBS

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