Last night Chris Pine was on The Tonight Show to promote both Wonder Woman (which opens June 2nd), and this weekend’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. The conversation also ventured into Star Trek — how could it not? — and Chris confessed that his phaser looks like a stapler, and that he makes shooting sounds on set to make it real (much like Enterprise‘s Connor Trinneer).
Pine also talked about how he is “excited” but also “terrified” to be hosting Saturday Night Live, which will be broadcast live coast to coast. He razzed Fallon for how he famously couldn’t keep in character when he was on the show.
And of course you can’t show up on The Tonight Show without playing a game. This time it was ‘Slapjack,’ an interesting variation on blackjack.
Watch Pine’s SNL promos
NBC has released some fun promos for Chris Pine’s big “live from New York” moment. First up, the standard collection of short commercial bits, with musical guest LCD Soundsystem.
They also released this longer and somewhat avant-garde musical promo with Chris.
Saldana talks Avatar shooting schedule
Chris Pine wasn’t the only new Star Trek celeb on late night TV last night. Zoe Saldana appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live to promote the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (now in theaters). She didn’t talk Star Trek, but she did give some details on the upcoming Avatar movies, including that she will be shooting for eight months straight, and that the long delay between movies is understandable, as she feels like director James Cameron is “following a very natural sequence for his own journey.”
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