William Shatner simply turned 90, but he there is no slowed under yet. In a conversation with Q’s Tom Power, the Canadian-born actor discussed his brand-new rom-com, senior Moment, which caused an honest reflection top top aging and death.

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Q21:32‘Getting older is terrifying’: william Shatner on transforming 90, loneliness and what keeps that going
William Shatner commemorated his 90th date of birth on march 22, but the Canadian-born gibbs somehow appears as youthful as ever.

Among his plenty of recent projects is a leading duty in the rom-com Senior Moment, around a retired check pilot who drag races and hits on lot younger women till the realities of cultivation older start setup in. Similar to his character, Shatner contends times found it complicated to accept his progressed age.

"It's disgusting," that told hold Tom strength in one interview top top glossesweb.com Radio's Q. "It's a venomous number. I mean, ns don't prefer 90. Once I heard that 90 to be coming up, ns thought, 'What the hell is that?' i remember 90 means back when I remained in Canada and I thought, '90! world don't live it rotates 90.' and here i am."

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With an upcoming podcast, hit background Channel display and brand-new album in the works (tentatively titled Love, Death and also Horses, follow to the actor), Shatner is busier and much more productive than plenty of who are fifty percent his age, however he's starting to notice the years catching up through him.

"Getting enlarge is terrifying," he said.

At one allude while promoting Senior Moment, the recalled enduring a flash of senility when he couldn't psychic the surname of the movie.

"That tower of are afraid hits you," he described in his interview through Power. "Like, wait a minute, ns don't understand where I'm going. I'm totally lost. I entirely don't understand where I'm going and also what I'm doing. I had actually that because that a minute — a split second."


Loneliness and a fear of death

In 2016, Shatner obtained a prostate cancer diagnosis, which was later discovered to be a false positive. When asked if that diagnosis changed the way he lives, that said are afraid caused him to forget all around it.

"If you had asked me, 'Did you ever have a cancer scare?' i would have said no," Shatner told Power. "Because it's for this reason frightening. That went out of mine mind."

A scary job is dying.... The an enig of loneliness currently comes in.- william Shatner The philosophical question of even if it is there's life after death is miscellaneous the actor stated he's thought about a lot. His brand-new song, Loneliness, turn off his upcoming album poses the question and also explores his personal feelings about having always been alone.

"Loneliness is endemic to human beings," stated Shatner. "We are all essentially alone. As much as we are with various other people, we are alone now. World who are religious say, 'Well, there's God. And also God is through you and is the father figure.' and also I don't happen to think that. Ns envy those that do. Ns think us die, and also our bodies room consumed, and we go into the universe."


While Shatner might be 90, he said he's no less fearful of fatality now than as soon as he to be younger.

"A scary day is dying," he stated solemnly. "The secret of loneliness now comes in. The secret — what's going to happen? That's scary."


Fortunately, Shatner's fears room tempered with a healthy and balanced exuberance the keeps him going day to day.

"I shot to emphasis on the beauty beauty of life, i beg your pardon is eggs, and also the mountains, the horses, love, dogs, tea, taste of orange, i m sorry I simply had. The sensory and also philosophical beauty of life, the link that I understand that all life has is something so profoundly relocating that i think of it a lot."

Written by Vivian Rashotte. Interview produced by Catherine Stockhausen.


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