Did Leonard Nimoy dislike Spock?

It has been rumored for many years. He allegedly took convincing to play him in Star Trek The Motion Picture, he even allegedly only did Star Trek II Wrath Of Khan, so that Spock can be killed off and requested the character be killed. And also he only did Star Trek III Search For Spock, so he could direct it and... show more It has been rumored for many years.

He allegedly took convincing to play him in Star Trek The Motion Picture, he even allegedly only did Star Trek II Wrath Of Khan, so that Spock can be killed off and requested the character be killed.

And also he only did Star Trek III Search For Spock, so he could direct it and

Yet Nimoy in recent interviews before his death said this wasn't the case at all.

So is this just a rumor or any truth to it? No doubt the character did dominate his career.
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