Star Trek legend is a big fan of Scott’s
A Rutherglen actor was left stunned when he was given a ‘ blue tick’ on Twitter - after an intervention from Star Trek legend William Shatner.
Scott Kyle is enjoying fame right now thanks to his part in hit TV show, Outlander, which is extremely popular in the USA.
After fans urged him to make his Twitter account official by getting the tick, Scott approached the site only to be told his application had been unsuccessful.
Thinking little more of it, Scott shared a joke with his fans pretending it wasn’t the real him.
But then he noticed the man who played Captain Kirk had liked some of his tweets and even mentioned him in a few.
It wasn’t long before Twitter gave him the blue tick.
The former Stonelaw pupil laughed: “It was a case of ‘pick me up off of the floor Scotty!’
“I don’t know for sure if he had anything to do with it, but after the verification he started conversing saying things like ‘so you are Ross?’ It was pretty amazing to have a chat, all be it online, with such a legend.
“I grew up watching him at home in a council flat in Glasgow and to think that he is sitting in his mansion somewhere watching me - a wee nobody from Glasgow on one of the biggest TV shows in America.”
Shatner even had time to dish out some acting advice. Scott, who has also been followed on Twitter by Outlander’s lead male actor, Sam Heughan, said: “I explained to Mr Shatner that I had a very small part in the show and he said there are no small parts and that he had heard from a friend that I was an established actor.”
Scott is currently getting ready to host his first meet and greet event on September 23 at the Bathgate Regal Theatre where he is artistic director.
He has so far raised £3000. Go to www. bathgateregal.org for info.
Advice William Shatner even dished out some words of wisdom to Scott (above)
Fan Star Trek legend William Shatner revealed he was a fan of Scott and Outlander