Chris Pine Interview & Photos – Star Trek Beyond – “I had to go through that unsure teenage insecurity, thick glasses and really bad acne and total self-doubt”

PREVIEW

It’s always so fascinating to meet a thirtysomething who has no involvement whatsoever on social media. But Chris Pine just doesn’t see the appeal.

With piercing deep blues and impossibly square bone structure, the Californian is in town to promote his third outing as Captain James T Kirk in Paramount’s lucrative reboot of Star Trek.

Reteaming with his Enterprise castmates Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto and the late Anton Yelchin [who sadly passed away before this interview] Pine leads his crew when they crash land on an unknown planet and find themselves under siege from vicious alien, Krall [played by Idris Elba].

THE INTERVIEW

Q: So when did you get the bug?

PINE: First, I wanted to be a baseball player. And I was really good until I was maybe 12, then I started striking out all the time, the other kids were better [laughs]. Then I watched Top Gun so I wanted to be a pilot. It took me a while before I came to actor, I had to go through that unsure teenage insecurity, thick glasses and really bad acne and total self-doubt. It was college when I found my way to the drama department.

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