Star Trek’s new captain Kirk is stepping into some big shoes both in terms of an iconic character and starring in a big budget Hollywood movie. In a new movie the actor revealed that he does feel the pressure, but also showed that he keeps his sense of humor.
Excerpts from STLToday
Chris Pine on the pressure of a big movie
Certainly, I felt the pressure of being involved in a big-studio film. When people are paying $150 million to make a movie and your track record is films that are way smaller by comparison, felt a need to step it up. I wanted to make sure I did my job and did my part and did it as best I could because a lot was on the line.
On Star Trek director JJ Abrams
The atmosphere that J.J. created on set was so easy and so friendly and so conducive to collaboration and creation that it was fine.
Pine at Hollywood Awards October 27th
Lastly Pine was asked about his relationship with the original Kirk, William Shatner, and he showed that he is keeping his sense of humor:
We wrestle on Saturdays — Greco-Roman. And that’s pretty much the extent of our relationship. It’s usually a draw.
TrekMovie exclusive secret photo of Kirk on Kirk wrestling*
Read the full interview at STLToday
*Ok not really, it is from Charlie X, thanks to Spockboy for the photo manip