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  • (about why he wore glasses in The Princess Diaries 2): I know, everybody has been asking that. I tried but it was so dry that winter that my eyes got really red and that doesn’t look too sexy on camera. I had to take them out and just pop eye drops all the time and kind of learn how to act without seeing.
  • (about using an English accent): Ever since I saw Sexy Beast I’ve been trying to get the cockney thing down.
  • (on ‘Jake’ in Just My Luck): Everyone can relate to Jake–that part of us that’s insecure, blaming the heavens for everything that doesn’t go right in your life–but he’s a well-meaning, nice guy. It was fun to play Jake–the physical comedy was great.
  • (on his fantasy film roles) If I could’ve been Brando in Streetcar (Named Desire) or Brando in On the Waterfront.
  • (on his role in Princess Diaries 2): I am like my character in that, I guess, I like to push buttons a little bit sometimes and maybe I go too far. My sister would certainly say that. But, yeah, I guess there’s a certain… I try to be suave. It doesn’t always work out. Hopefully, I’m not as arrogant.
  • (if he believes in luck): Yes sure, I believe in luck and fate and I believe in karma, that the energy you put out in the world comes back to meet you. So if you have positive good energy, hopefully good things will come to you from the universe.
  • (on kissing Lindsay Lohan): It could not be more artificial, but she was great and we laughed about it. It did feel awkward but we got into the rhythm of it. She was a great kisser, she has great big lips and she is gorgeous.
  • (when asked if he would be attracted to himself if he were a girl): Of course, I was always so humble and shy and self critical as a kid. Now I am more confident and yeah I am a great guy, I have a lot going for me and I think anybody would be lucky to have me.
  • (on what to do on a first date): I am pretty conventional, I was raised by a strict mother who said, “Be sure to open doors and say please thank you and pull up the chair.” So I would take her for a great dinner with good ambience, low lighting, great food and a good bottle of wine. I like to be inquisitive and ask a lot of questions. I am not an ironic dating guy; I don’t say, “Let’s go bowling.”
  • (on his outlook in life): The more you are positive and say “I want to have a good life,” the more you build that reality for yourself; by creating the life that you want. It is not always the case that things will fall into your lap or that life will be great, but it is all about perspective and having a positive outlook. If something goes wrong, you say, “That happened for a reason, what can I learn from that and how can I grow?”
  • (when he landed the role in Just My Luck): When I got the job I thought about her a lot. Not only was I getting a great job in a really good movie, but it was with Lindsay Lohan. She is so famous and I don’t have any of that.
  • (when asked about being well known after Princess Diaries 2): I really don’t get recognized much. But there was one experience in an airport with two kids, when the little girl said, “Princess Diaries!” and freaked out, but I still have anonymity, it’s great. I go out anywhere I want, no one ever recognizes me.
  • (on getting used to seeing himself on screen): I look at myself and say, “I can’t believe my head’s that big. Thank God my hair doesn’t look like a bird’s nest.” I am critical of myself like everyone else. You go to a movie theatre and you are forty feet high. I had bad skin as a teenager and I am a shy person, but I think I am in the perfect business to fight my insecurities. You have to learn to love yourself and say, “I am pretty cool” instead of being so critical. You can easily fall into the trap of doing that.
  • (on preparing for fame after Just My Luck): No I don’t think about it. I know the Just My Luck posters are around town and if it happens, I hope I deal with it well with certain relativity, because this is not brain science we are dealing with, this is make believe. I hope I can just enjoy it.
  • (on how luck changed his life): Yeah, my career is a great example. I took part in a theatre festival in Massachusetts two summers after I graduated from college. Then I was in Los Angeles thinking, “I am going to go to New York.” I had decided that I would not have a chance of a film career, so I was about to make the move. I bought a plane ticket and found a place to live in New York, packed my bags and of course the universe ‘told me’ that I was not meant to go. Suddenly a week before I was supposed to leave, I had three job offers and one of them was my first movie. I think that when you let go and ‘throw it all away’ and stop getting attached and say “whatever happens, happens”, you don’t invest too much in anything particular, and things work out. As an actor, it is easy to be so self-critical, saying to yourself, “Am I good enough? Am I good looking enough? Am I smart enough?” Yet here I am, so I am lucky.
  • Pine added that Abrams and writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci “infuse these characters with as much humanity as possible, so not only are you getting the big effects you would expect from a blockbuster, but also something of a character movie,…
  • “It was a lot of fun, but I think the day actually was a twenty-hour day,” said Pine. “So by the end, the novelty wears off. After many sandwiches and meals through the day, all you want to do is brush your teeth and go home.”
  • Regarding his role in the movie 3D animated movie Quantum Quest, Pine said “The interesting trivia is that William Shatner, the OG original James T. Kirk, is playing ‘the Core’ in movie and I have a small scene in the beginning where the core kind…
  • “I think the biggest mistake I could ever do would be to try to re-create what Mr. Shatner did. There are certain qualities that Kirk has that are vital for someone who is a leader of men,” Pine told Entertainment Weekly.
  • “JJ is able to make such a big experience seem small. You never get the sense that you are working on this grand event, you just focus on that scene,” Pine said from the hush-hush set of the 11 th film outing of “Star Trek.”
  • “It brings a big responsibility,” Pine said on the importance of being Kirk, whom generations of fans know as intimately as a family member.
  • Pine explained the film to Hollywood Today thusly: “It’sa ‘Batman Begins.’ You get the birth, the childhood and beginning of the main characters before the Five-Year Mission. That’s what is going to be great. You get a sense of where they came from…