Patrick Stewart on reprising his Star Trek role in Picard... and reveals ...

Patrick Stewart, 79, on reprising his Star Trek role in Picard... and reveals his 'obsession' with Pit Bulls

By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:11 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 23:11 GMT, 8 January 2020

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Sir Patrick Stewart joked his return to the character of retired Admiral Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard 'felt very awkward like I was wearing the wrong underwear or something.'

'I had to make myself remember that the Jean-Luc of 17 years ago was still Patrick Stewart, and the benefit was that Jean-Luc wasn't the only one to have aged - I had. So I could go hand-in-hand with that, and it very quickly became fun.' the 79-year-old Yorkshireman told " frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen on Wednesday.

'There are things I can't do anymore. Jean-Luc could do everything, and instead now, Sometimes just bending over is challenging. So maybe he's become more human than he was before.'  

'It very quickly became fun!' Sir Patrick Stewart joked his return to the character of retired Admiral Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard 'felt very awkward like I was wearing the wrong underwear or something'

'It very quickly became fun!' Sir Patrick Stewart joked his return to the character of retired Admiral Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard 'felt very awkward like I was wearing the wrong underwear or something'

Set 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), the Royal Shakespeare Company alum produces and stars in the 10-episode spin-off premiering January 23 on CBS All Access.

The poster for the new show depicts Picard standing in French wine country with a devoted, 80lb K-9 companion at his side.

'The dog is actually named Dinero,' Patrick clarified.

'I had asked for a pet...I said I want a dog who's with me all the time, but it must be a Pit Bull.'  

The 79-year-old Yorkshireman told Variety: 'There are things I can't do anymore. Jean-Luc could do everything, and instead now, Sometimes just bending over is challenging. So maybe he's become more human than he was before'

The 79-year-old Yorkshireman told Variety: 'There are things I can't do anymore. Jean-Luc could do everything, and instead now, Sometimes just bending over is challenging. So maybe he's become more human than he was before'

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