Chris Pine talks “Star Trek” as he covers British Esquire Magazine May 2013. the popular star known for his famous role of James T. Kirk in the film Star Trek and with his upcoming movie “Star Trek: Into Darkness“. The thirty two year old talked about pressures of the first “Star Trek” film to taking on the USS Enterprise captain role.
“‘Star Trek’ scared me a lot. It terrified me, really,” the “This Means War” star revealed. “Because of the scale, the responsibility, the fact that it was this iconic character. It was the bigger challenge. So I had to take it.”
When discussing his audition as the famous Captain Kirk, Mr. Pine admitted,
“I wasn’t a fan of ‘Star Trek.’ It didn’t excite me. All I wanted at that time was a part that I really connected to and when my agent said, ‘Star Trek,’ I said, “No! Have you not been hearing anything I’ve said? ‘Star Trek’ is the furtherest thing from what I want to do.”
In regards to excited Trekky fans, Chris said.
“When I went to Japan for ‘Star Trek,’ the fans were at the airport waiting. But they didn’t scream until Benedict [Cumberbatch] got off the plane. And I was like, ‘F*** man: what about me?’”