STAR TREK Didn't Excite Chris Pine
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!
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.
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
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