Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actor, Armin Shimerman, has been very vocal before about his desire never to return to the character of Quark, as long as the role was live-action. Shimerman, who co-starred as Quark on Deep Space Nine for all seven seasons of the show, returned to the character as part of a Star Trek: Lower Deck crossover in season three of the show.
Being able to avoid the hours of prosthetics and makeup was a big reason why he returned to the franchise to play Quark. That's the only issue Shimerman has playing the character, he loves the character and the universe but the hours of makeup and effort to make him look like Quark was too much for him, going as far as to say that aside from a regular role, he'd love to return as Quark.
Even if it meant spending some time in a chair. Just not a lot of time, previously telling the press that he could never see himself returning to the role of Quark full-time on a live-action show. That is no longer the case, at least not completely, according to a new interview with ScreenRant.
Shimerman has since walked back his stance, a bit, on his refusal to return to the character in a feature role, with him saying he'd give it some serious thought now;
"If someone were to ask me to be a recurring character on a Star Trek show, or any other show for that matter, as Quark, I would say yes. If they asked me to be a series regular, I would give that serious thought. I’m of a certain age now where getting into that prosthetic makeup on a regular basis might be a little daunting."
Considering a year and a half ago Shimerman wasn't too interested in going through all that effort, to now him being open to considering it, it seems like someone has gotten in his ear a little bit.