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Well, hello there, Chris Pine.
The hunky Hollywood actor shows off his handsome mug as he covers the latest issue of Esquire U.K. The actor talks to the magazine about his role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, and how it "terrified" him to reinvent such a popular character.
"Star Trek scared me a lot. It terrified me, really," Pine told the mag. "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."
But that doesn't mean he was necessarily excited about the opportunity when it first came up. In fact, it was the last thing he wanted to do. (Yeah, seriously!).
"I wasn't a fan of Star Trek. It didn't excite me," the star admitted. "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 furthest thing from what I want to do.'"
Clearly, Pine had a change of heart along the way—and boy are we thankful for that—but now he's lacking love from the fans. At least, that's what he told Esquire. "When I went to Japan for Star Trek, the fans were at the airport waiting. But they didn't scream until Benedict Cumberbatchgot off the plane. And I was, like, f--k man: what about me?"