Star Trek leg­end is a big fan of Scott’s

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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