Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pine, Charlie Day, & Jason Bateman on set of Horrible Bosses 2 in LA.
In an interview with Coming Soon at a screening of seventeen minutes of footage for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Chris Pine talked about working with director Kenneth Branagh on the set of the film. Here are highlights:
On the difference between Jack Ryan and Captain Kirk: “Kirk’s fun because he’s such a blowhard and also tonally in that film, I can be a little bit bigger and there’s comedy and you can go a little bit broader and I love, love that. Ken kept on asking me to go smaller and it’s very difficult for me because I’m very used to kind of being, you know, the brash thing.” He also admitted, “Ken kept on saying we just want to rest the camera on your face and see a man thinking and processing what’s happening. I’m not very comfortable with that. I kind of want to do something and he kept on telling me to stop it.”
On Jack being scared: “It’s a scary thing, just like if any of us were confronted with a violent or physical situation. You see a man who actually shakes.”
On Branagh’s shot selection: “Oftentimes, what you do in the beginning of the day is you start with the master shot, you start with the wide and so as the day progresses you get closer and closer and closer. Oftentimes, that can be kind of intimidating for an actor because oftentimes you’re spending the day trying to figure out what the f*ck you’re doing, but I enjoyed it with this. There was an energy to the scenes and a rawness to the scenes because you didn’t have time to make sense of everything. You had to think on the fly at six in the morning when we’re shooting and I’ve never worked that way and I enjoyed it very much.”
People.com named Chris Pine one of the Sexiest Men Alive (2013)
We’ve always admired Star Trek’s Captain Kirk for his piercing baby blues and … sorry, lost our train of thought there. But as it turns out, Pine is more than a pretty face. The Cal grad, 33, is an eloquent speaker, telling Out this year, “I think there is a growing homogenization of what masculinity means.” And he also values brainpower in a woman. “I think after the initial attraction kind of dies down, the lust dies down, there has to be the thing that engages you and that is intelligence and humor,” he told Ellen DeGeneres of what he wants in a partner.
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