James Marsters was interviewed by SyFy Wire and mentioned the time where he had auditioned for the role of Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis. Marsters being a Star Trek fan then had to audition opposite Sir Patrick Stewart.
“I was horrible,” he said. “I was God-awful in the audition, because I was fanboying out so hard to be in the same room with Jean-Luc Picard.
“I could see his face and he was pulling for me, he’s trying to get me to act with him. And I could see in his eyes, ‘Wow, this is not working at all, this kid is terrible’.”