Zachary-quintoNew York magazine asked "Heroes" and "Star Trek" star Zachary Quinto whether he's worried about catching swine flu.

"No, because every time I get on an airplane I have a routine. It’s not

Airborne. That stuff doesn’t work. What I do is, I cover the inside of

my nostrils with anti-bacterial ointment. I’m serious. It’s to block

any bacteria from coming in. I’m popping Zicam like it’s candy.

"And I

drink, literally, from L.A. to New York, six bottles of water. One an

hour. And then I cryogenically freeze my head for the duration of the

flight, just for good measure. No, I’m kidding about that. That would

be going too far."

Or would it….

Wonder how he managed at last night's big "Star Trek" Hollywood premiere with all the autographing, fan flesh-pressing and close encounters of the swine flu kind?

Bet he's relieved that the film's not premiering in Mexico City.

'Cause there's just not enough anti-bacterial nasal ointment in the world for that.

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead