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July 30, 2009

Courtesy of for the interview with actor Reggie Bannister, which as it turns out has his own hand in Chris’s upcoming film “Small Town Saturday Night”.

You can read what Reggie had to say about Chris below.

What can fans your fans catch you in next?
There’s another “mainstream” picture that we shot up here where I live, up in the mountains, called ‘Small Town Saturday Night.’ I am in that, but we also provided a lot of production services for that project. We found all of the locations. There were over thirty locations, which for a low budget picture is a lot of moving around. Obviously, we found them at a real decent price or they wouldn’t be able to afford thirty plus locations. We contributed a lot to the production. Like I said, I am in it. Gigi has a little cameo in it as a matter of fact. The project features a lot of good actors. John Hawkes, Chris Pine, Robert Pine, Lin Shaye are in it. Of course Chris is now Captain Kirk. We just had a cast and crew screening on that picture about two months ago. I was talking to Chris and I went, “dude, are you having people jumping out of bushes with cameras?” and he goes, “yeah.” I go, “well, I really kind of like my level of celebrity dude. I said, “I live in a small mountain community and everybody kind of knows me, but nobody is all over me and I don’t have to live in a compound or put walls up all around me, but you may want to buy an island somewhere in the Bermudas. He goes, “I know man.” Chris is a very fine actor and I hope now that he is Captain Kirk, people go back and look at some of the other stuff he has done. He was in “Smokin’ Aces.” He was great in ‘Smokin’ Aces.’ He was in ‘Just My Luck,’ the Lindsay Lohan movie. He was great in that. For a young guy, he embraces character parts. I think it is because of the way he was brought up with his dad and his dad has always been a character actor. He’s a terrific actor and he has his head really screwed on tight, which made me feel good because he was all of a sudden catapulted into this part and into this kind of situation that he is now dealing with. I was a little concerned about it, but after talking to him at this cast and crew screening, he’s good for it. He’ll do great at whatever he does. I would think that that would find distribution sometime probably sooner than later, just due to the cast.

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3 Comments to "Reggie Bannister mentions Chris in recent interview"
  1. Tenika says:

    Poor guy. I feel bad for him sometimes. He hates the paparazzi. I’m glad you don’t post those pictures anymore 🙂

    • Carol says:

      I agree. I’ve always hated the invasion of privacy from the paparazzi, especially with Chris because he was so low stream before Star Trek and then he was suddenly all anyone could talk about and have at least 10 people following him and snapping his picture. It’s insane. I’ve even taken down the previous photos I did post. To hell with paparazzi! 😀

  2. Reggie – great post and you captured the real life Chris Pine well! I am one of the producers on the movie Bottle Shock and Chris rocked as the real life vintner from Chateau Montelena in Napa Valley, Bo Barret (okay not the greatest hair, but it was set in 1976!). Hope everyone sees this movie now on DVD. Chris is wonderful. And he couldn’t have been more professional and kind on the set – to everyone. He loved Sonoma and Napa and had great taste in wine. Ate alot of italian food too. Hope he comes back, but now that he’s so famous…. ????? Brenda Lhormer