William Shatner, best known for his portrayal of Capt. James T. Kirk on “Star Trek”, is still as busy as ever — even at 84-years-old. In addition to his work in documentary filmmaking, in music and as an author, Shatner has lent his voice to the new WWE Network series “Breaking Ground”.
In a video released on WWE’s Youtube channel, Shatner gives some insight into his approach to narrating the series.
“In a narration of this kind, where it’s me telling you the story, I kind of like to give it my interest in the story. So, I had to understand what the story was.” Shatner said.
The show, which gives viewers a look behind the doors of the WWE Performance Center, chronicles what it takes to become the next WWE Superstar. Shatner explained how he prepared for the undertaking. “Now, I begin to see, it’s these individuals we’re locking one to and follow their progression in trying to become a member of the WWE. Well, that’s really curious and interesting.”
“Instead of just reading and toning, you’re now part of the story — and that’s what I try to do.” he added.
Shatner will receive the Voice Arts Icon Award from The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences on November 19.
You can watch the video embedded below.