Stewart also recalled receiving the news that he was being offered a knighthood while filming his recent London and Broadway turn in Macbeth last year. (The film aired on PBS in most areas Oct. 6.)
A longtime veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart is probably best known for helming the Starship Enterprise on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," which also featured "View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
A Life in the Theatre, co-starring T.R. Knight, is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. To watch the interview, with Stewart, click here and jump to about 24 minutes in.