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Chris Pine in Details: "I think I’ll be more like … the George Clooney.”

by Sophia Savage
October 19, 2010 9:19 AM
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Chris Pine shows off his charisma in the November issue of Details. The rising star will appear across Denzel Washington in Unstoppable, out November 12th, and will return as the fourth iteration of Tom Clancy's beloved Jack Ryan (after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck) in the rebooted franchise--not to mention a return as Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek sequel. Also coming up: McG's This Means War with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy.

During his Details interview, Pine was starring at the Mark Taper Forum's production of Martin McDonough's physically demanding play The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and suffering some work-related injuries: “I tore my groin. I pulled my neck and my glute, tweaked my rhomboid, sprained my fucking sacrum," he told Howie Kahn. During the interview he dropped some interesting personal details:

“I’m single and very happy about it.  It’s a good time to be single.  I have a lot of friends getting married right now, having babies. But I think I’ll be more like … the George Clooney.”

“I feel prematurely old.  I’m actually having this major belated quarter-life crisis.  I’m turning 30 in a couple of weeks.  I’ve been thinking a lot about mortality.  A lot about what I’m going to do with my life and how to enjoy it.  One of the things I’m going to work on is being more spontaneous, letting go, embracing the beauty of come-what-may.”

“Sometimes I think I need to get crazy.  Go to Vegas.  Do some drugs. Get some hookers.  Gamble it all away.  And it never happens.  I usually just end up at home on my couch—reading.”

Co-star Washington says Pine asked questions on the Unstoppable set, "He kind of woke me up.  I used to ask those questions.” And director Tony Scott fondly describes Pine as "a stand-alone.  A star.  He’s beautiful and sexy. He’s got mystery and darkness.  He’s got everything.”

Acting coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue recently discussed working with Pine on his Lieutenant role and how the actor fits into the evolution of masculinity on film.

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  • Edna | October 20, 2010 7:36 AMReply

    To Brian: I think you are overreacting just a little. Some plays to have stage combat and are physically demanding. It all depends on the play. I was in a production of Romeo and Juliet over the summer and one of the cast members accidentally got stabbed in the leg with one of the rapiers. Unfortunatly injuries do happen.

  • Brian | October 19, 2010 9:31 AMReply

    “I tore my groin. I pulled my neck and my glute, tweaked my rhomboid, sprained my fucking sacrum,”

    What the hell kind of play is it that's so damned dangerous?! Actors aren't supposed to get injuries like that in the performance of their duties. STUNT men aren't supposed to get injured like that! Where's Actors' Equity and SAG?

    (...or am I overreacting to jokingly exaggerated remarks in the interview?...)

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