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January 25, 2016

In case you missed it Chris did an exclusive fan question and answer on Entertainment Weekly’s official Tumblr page earlier today. You can check out all the questions and his answers below!

Hi Chris, what is your favourite breakfast food?
Well today I had a chocolate croissant and a cappuccino.

Is there one particular line or scene in the movie that resonated with you?
When Bernie Webber says: “You gotta go out, but you don’t gotta come back in.” It speaks to the selflessness of the first responders.

What’s your favourite flavour starburst?
The orange ones

Huge fan, Chris. Which TV series are you currently watching? Thanks.
Just finished The Americans. Loved it. About to move on to season four of Homeland, and eagerly looking forward to Game of Thrones.

How many souls did you have to sell to get the shade of your eyes?
I’m a soul saver, not a soul killer.

what’s the biggest challenge about filming a movie that’s based on a true story?
Doing justice to the people that actually lived these stories.

Doing justice to the people that actually lived these stories.
I always rank my Chrises alphabetically.

Chris, what was it like filming such an intense movie? I can’t wait to see it in theatres Love you, btw!
Love you. It was probably the hardest shoot I’ve done. I don’t think anyone likes to be cold, wet and miserable but keeping in mind what all those guys went through years ago kept my actorly complaints in check.

Hello Chris. Apples or Grapes?

Name your three favourite films
The first ones that come to mind are: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Bugsy Malone and the potential remake of Top Gun.

Is there a character in fiction or literature you dream of playing?
I’m too young, but I love a character by Daniel Silva called Gabriel Allon.

What was it that drew you into this movie? The script, the story, the director etc. Bonus question: What is your absolute favorite word? ? xx – M
I was drawn to the simplicity of the story. I liked a story about good people doing good things in a time that’s always resonated with me: the 1950s. It reminded me of an old studio picture.

Bonus answer: my absolute favorite word is didgeridoo

Is there any particular quality you look for or appreciate in a director?
The ability to truly, deeply listen.

What’s your favorite cereal?
cocoa puffs

Don’t you pray every night for a Princess Diaries 3??? BECAUSE I DO
Have you been reading my diary???

For Chris: how do you feel about the Pinenuts?
Great taste, highly intelligent, uniformly evolved creatures

Hey Chris! What’s your favourite kind of tree?
awww, you

Hi Chris! What’s your favorite Disney princess?


Having now “experienced” both, would you rather be stuck on a runaway train loaded with volatile chemicals, or a small boat in a large storm?
Definitely the train.

Have you seen Hamilton?

If you hadn’t become an actor, what do you think you might have done instead?
Not a clue.

What is your thought about pugs? Personally, I think that they are some lovely creatures that makes the world a better place just by existing.
Loving. You.

Hi Chris, I know you’re an avid photographer. Ever thought of having your own photo exhibition? would be really interesting to see your works.
I do love photography and have thought about doing that with your Patrick Adams, but I don’t think he’ll let me do that.

Are you wearing socks?

For a marketing project, I created a product called Chris Pine Nut Trail Mix. If I were to turn this into a real product, would you endorse it? (I received an A grade for it, just in case you were wondering)
A. Well we definitely like your teacher. B. Shit better taste good. While I can understand the connection between myself and a bag of nuts, can we talk about doing a line of pastas?

Hey Chris! If you had to be stuck in an elevator with one of The Finest Hours cast for a six hours, who would you choose and why ?
I’d pick Ben Foster and his iPod selections.

Who is your hero?
Malala. And Wonder Woman.

Hi Chris! How do you relate to Bernie and how did that help you portray him in the movie?
Bernie is a kind, sensitive man who wears his heart on his sleeve. He doesn’t lead with macho BS, but instead is hampered by his feelings of fear and insecurity. Having been a human now for 35 years, I’m well acquainted with both fear and insecurity, and it was a pleasure to play a man who was not your typical run-of-the-mill, expected hero.

Who was the biggest joker on set?
We had a good laugh at John Magaro when he was wearing his Gene Kelly Navy costume during the cafeteria scene.

Anything you respond with will be my senior quote.
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man inside the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasm the great devotions, who in the end, if he succeeds, knows the triumph of great achievement and if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have knows neither victory nor defeat. -Teddy Roosevelt

What are you looking forward to the most about “The Finest Hours” for the audience?
The incredible ocean sequences, but also a true, simple and beautiful love story between a sensitive man and a strong woman and an even, perhaps, greater story of a man finding his own voice.

Nicknames you’ve been given?





Are you interested in directing movies?
Perhaps…but I have to wrap my brain around acting first.

What’s your favorite pizza topping?
Cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

How do you prepare so that you’ll bring the right amount of realism and emotion to a scene?
Often times I don’t feel like I know what I’m doing at all, but I think the most important thing is to get out of your own way and to just ‘allow’.

What has been your favourite part of 2016 so far??
I just read a great book called The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward Wilson.

What is one thing that scared you the most during the filming of a movie?

Did you enjoy your time filming in New England,MA especially? Did you sight see? Find a new favorite food to crave or you just had to try?
I worked a lot in Boston, so I didn’t have much time to walk around. My Dad wanted me to check out John Adams birthplace in Quincy but I was too busy filming. I got to tool around the North Side a bit, found a coffee shop I liked and of course the breathtaking public library.


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3 Comments to "Entertainment Weekly #AnswerTime with Chris Pine"
  1. becky says:

    I enjoyed reading the interview and I am looking forward to the movie.

  2. Zoe says:

    Love this type of interview where we can grasp his perception on the roles he plays but also gives us the opportunity to have glimpses of his charismatic personality through his personal preferences and opinions.

  3. All Chris movies are very real n he justice to all his roles. I love all his movies. Waiting for this one to release in india ?