09:34 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 05/06/2009 10:15AM
Chris Pine's career is poised to take off at warp speed as he assumes the iconic role of Capt. James T. Kirk in the re-launch of Star Trek. Pine, 29, filed a captain's log with PEOPLE, revealing five things you may not know about the Enterprise's rising star:
His father, actor Robert Pine, played Sgt. Getraer – Erik Estrada's boss on CHiPs: "I learned that life is not always wine and roses. As a working actor, there are the fouler times. Then there are those times that are really great. It's just a matter of keeping a head on your shoulders, keeping a sense of humor, and looking ahead."
He discovered hooking up with green alien girls isn't as sexy as it may seem: "That poor girl, Rachel Nichols, was in the makeup chair for two hours getting painted, so there was a lot of green paint on my nose after many a take. It wasn't as fun as it looked. It was a long day and, yes, the makeup proved to kill any buzz that I might have gotten otherwise."
Originally posted 04/16/2009 01:45PM
He may play one of TV's iconic characters in the upcoming Star Trek movie, but Chris Pine believes he can add something new to the character of Captain James T. Kirk.
"No matter what your job, there are always ways to do something better than your predecessor," he tells the May issue of Men's Health magazine. "That's why you were hired."
Not that commanding the U.S.S. Enterprise was an easy task. "When I started Trek," he says, "I didn't have time for anything else but climbing the thing and getting to the top. There's tremendous responsibility. There's tremendous pressure. But all those just clarify your vision."
Originally posted 04/15/2009 12:30PM
In Paris since Sunday evening, the stars of director J.J. Abrams's upcoming Star Trek movie have been mixing pleasure with promotion.
For Heroes actor Zachary Quinto, who plays the young Mr. Spock, the stop in Paris – one of 11 around the world since the $210-million film's Sydney premiere April 7 – is a sentimental one.
"About two years ago, I auditioned for the role of Spock, and, afterwards, I gave myself a few days in Paris to celebrate my [June 2] birthday," said Quinto, 31. During that first trip to Paris, he leisurely strolled the city, ate in a few restaurants and went to a club, which he recalls as "one of the best anywhere," Le Baron on Avenue Marceau, which closes at 6 a.m.
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