“Star Trek” icon George Takei is opening up about his ongoing so-named feud with former co-star William Shatner.
“It is all coming from Bill. Whenever he desires a tiny publicity for a project, he pumps up the so-named controversy in between us,” he told the New York Instances Magazine, adding that there’s no true tension.
Takei, who married his husband Brad in 2008, also explained a past story involving his wedding.
When asked about Shatner, 84, calling Takei “psychotic” seven years ago, he responded, “Two months following my wedding, he went on YouTube and ranted and raved about our not sending him an invitation. We had. If he had an problem, he could have quickly just phoned us just before the wedding, very simple as that. But he didn’t. And the explanation he raised that fuss two months later is simply because he was premiering his new speak show, ‘Raw Nerve.'”
The 78-year-old actor stated any challenges the two have date back to the days of “Star Trek.”
“It is tough working with somebody who is not a group player. The rest of the cast all understand what tends to make a scene function — it is everyone contributing to it. But Bill is a amazing actor, and he knows it, and he likes to have the camera on him all the time,” he said.
Takei did say he doesn’t have to have to forgive Shatner and has currently invited him to his new musical “Allegiance,” which he wrote about his family’s struggles during WWII in an internment camp. It will hit Broadway in November.
Shatner’s representative did not straight away respond to a request for comment from ABC News.