Chris Pine Feels The Need … The Need For Speed
On Friday, Star Trek’s Chris Pine joined the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron as they prepped for this weekend’s Los Angeles County Air Show. He went up in Thunderbirds #8 F-16 Fighting Falcon and according to the Air Force, they “showed him what 9.2G’s feels like while also getting to experience Mach 1!”
Pine Supports The Children’s Miracle Network
It’s not all fun and flying around for Pine. This week The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has been promoting Children’s Hospital Week on social media to raise awareness, and he joined in to support the campaign.
The way the campaign works is that anyone can post a photo wearing a bandage with the name of a child who has benefited from a children’s hospital with #ChildrensHospitalsWeek hashtag. Pine is showing his support for 15 year-old Pennsylvania lung transplant recipient Luke Maeding, who happens to be a big Star Trek fan. Pine and Luke did a photo shoot together last month, and Pine gave Luke a collection of Star Trek toys, as well as a personally signed Star Trek Beyond t-shirt with the message “you know more about Trek than I do.”
Learn more about Luke and how to donate money to help him at his Facebook page: Love+Lungs=Life for Luke.
In case you’re wondering when Pine got his new ‘do, it was revealed last week by his hairstylst David Cox on Instagram.
Updates on Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Patrick Stewart, and Linda Park
Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy, Karl Urban, has been cast alongside Sofia Vergara and Andy Garcia in the new thriller Bent, where he’ll star as a “shamed and discredited narcotics detective.” Shooting begins this month in Rome.
Zachary Quinto (Spock) was just cast to co-star in Who We Are Now, with Julianne Nicholson and Emma Roberts. Quinto will be playing a former U.S. soldier in the drama about a former felon who is trying to regain custody of her son. The film has just started shooting in New York.
Star Trek’s Uhura, Zoe Saldana revealed her character’s new poster for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 on Twitter this week. She also did a new interview with E! News talking about the film, and confirmed that she’ll begin work on the next Avatar movies in August.
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) March 23, 2017
Sir Patrick Stewart took time out this week to visit his beloved Huddersfield Town AFC, where he hosted a private screening of his new film Logan for the players. The Star Trek: The Next Generation star is president of Huddersfield Town AFC’s academy and lifelong supporter of the club. The Terriers, as they are known, currently sit in third place in the English Football League Championship with ten games remaining in the season. Stewart is confident that Huddersfield Town will at least make the EFL Championship play-off at Wembley Stadium, where they will have the chance to secure promotion to the English Premier League, and promised he will try to “attend every match until the end of the season.” Should they win promotion to the Premier League, Stewart’s Terriers would come up against Tottenham Hotspur, who count Marina Sirtis as a die-hard supporter. It’ll be chaos on the bridge when those teams meet! Watch video of Stewart visiting Huddersfield Town AFC at SkySports.com.
Last night Linda Park, Star Trek: Enterprise’s Hoshi Sato, debuted in her starring role in the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Anteus Theater in Glendale. The actress recently gave an interview to LA Weekly talking about being the first Asian-American to be cast as Maggie. She also shared an opening night photo on Instagram:
Keep up on all the Star Trek Celeb news at TrekMovie.com.
Thanks to Dee with assistance for this article.