Today, Shatner and Hadfield connected in real time for a chat about life in space, and life on the stage.
“You’ve been a test pilot, the utmost example of courage,” Shatner said. “How do you deal with the fear, which is also applicable to space?”
“I read somewhere that you always knew your lines whenever you had a job in the acting profession,” Hadfield replied. “I have tried to always know my lines. What I’m scared most of is not knowing what to do next … After years of training, you practice everything down to the details so you have the confidence that comes with that.”
I thought this was extremely cool, but then I’m a nerd. Heads up: the video automatically plays at the space.com link.