STAR TREK Didn't Excite Chris Pine

The 32-year-old actor, who reprises the role of Captain Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek: Into Darkness, admitted in the latest issue of Esquire that he wasn't a fan of Star Trek before accepting the role in J.J. Abrams' first movie.

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By giannis - 4/4/2013
Chris Pine covers the latest issue of Esquire U.K. Ηe reveals that Star Trek scared him, but he accepted the role of James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams's reboot in 2009 because the Captain of the starship USS Enterprise is an iconic character and it was his biggest challenge. He also discusses feeling left out when Trek fans gave his co-star Benedict Cumberbatch all the love when both men stepped off a plane in Japan!

Chris Pine admits that Star Trek didn't excite him
"I wasn’t a fan of Star Trek. It didn’t excite me. All I wanted at that time was a part that I really connected to and when my agent said, Star Trek, I said, No! Have you not been hearing anything I’ve said? Star Trek is the furthest thing from what I want to do. Star Trek scared me a lot. It terrified me, really. Because of the scale, the responsibility, the fact that it was this iconic character. It was the bigger challenge. So I had to take it."

Chris Pine on the lack of love from the fans
"When I went to Japan for Star Trek, the fans were at the airport waiting. But they didn’t scream until Benedict Cumberbatch got off the plane. And I was like, f**k man: what about me?"





In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.


Star Trek: Into Darkness

Directed By: J.J. Abrams
Written by: Gene Roddenberry (TV series Star Trek), Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci (screenplay)
Produced By: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: May 17, 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Peter Weller




Source: UK Eonline
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CoulsonLives - 4/4/2013, 12:12 AM
He should play Barry Allen.
P862010 - 4/4/2013, 12:22 AM
^nah he should replace reynolds as hal jordan

kirk was more like hal than reynolds actually hal jordan lol
ItsATrap - 4/4/2013, 12:33 AM
if you read the Homefront issues from Fear Itself, Speedball looks EXACTLY like Chris Pine. perfect casting.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 4/4/2013, 3:05 AM
Slam on Chris Pine's height out of nowhere. Dude is 6' 1". So, yeah, he probably couldn't play Colossus. ???

I agree about Lindelof, though.
sameoldthing - 4/4/2013, 4:18 AM
Ha! He's a pretty honest guy..by not admitting to liking Star Trek & being annoyed at lack of fan enthusiasm could make some people dislike him but I think he does a great job in the role.
KelvTwelve - 4/4/2013, 4:49 AM
He was great in the movie, but Benedict Cumberpatch has become a god among women.
ndwwrestler2 - 4/4/2013, 11:13 AM
@IM53 The last comic book I got was the Nova Comic book. And I thought that Chris Pine would be perfect for that role.

Either him or Bradley Cooper.
Ceejay - 4/4/2013, 12:05 PM
Written by Gene Roddenberry my ass! He invented and made proper intelligent scifi Star Trek, not this action movie shit they're passing off for people who can't watch real Trek so need it in easy to swallow basic action movie terms with yet another English accented villain.

Die Hard has a lot to answer for.
DetBullock - 4/4/2013, 12:18 PM
@Ceejay: Amen.
DetBullock - 4/4/2013, 12:18 PM
And Star Wars as well.
ndwwrestler2 - 4/4/2013, 1:31 PM
It's funny, when someone offers a different version of an older tv show or an older movie, then everyone's inner bitch comes out.

I never liked Star Trek until I saw the first movie. And then I started watching T.O.S. And I love the old series as well. But to make these days, you need to do more then what the original series did.

JJ Abrams did turn Star Trek into an action movie. But he made an action movie with great acting, well developed characters, and a simple, but good plot.

Yes he changed things in his new universe, but it actually worked. Despite the changes, he made a good movie.

I know you old school trekkies want the same Star Trek you used to have, but that's not gonna happen in new movies.

If you want your old Trek, go to Netflix and watch it. Let those who actually like this new Trek, enjoy it without hearing/reading the constant complaints about it.
RadicalDuck - 4/4/2013, 1:37 PM
Gotta credit him for his honesty, though to be honest, it really would be naive for people to think that in every massively popular film adaptation, the whole cast are all fans as well...
kemuael - 4/4/2013, 3:53 PM
CHRIS PINE FOR NOVA!!!!
Knightstalker - 4/5/2013, 12:05 AM
So Chris Pine isn't a fan. Apprently neither is J.J. Abrams. I still haven't forgiven him for the travesty that was Star Trek '09. How much mor dmage can this guy do to Roddeberry's vision?

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