Shana Naomi Krochmal’s been digging through her files to bring you a few more Chris Pine bon mots this week, all leading up to the May 21 release of Star Trek: Into Darkness. (She’s also got a great test shot, pictured above, from the cover shoot up on her blog.)
ON THE COVER SHOOT: I really liked the photographer [Nino Muñoz]. I liked the Avedonian vibe. I’m really way into the super contrasty black and white, how then it becomes purely about architecture of the shot. I liked especially the ones where he would frame me on the right and there’d be this swath of white, and I’m crouched down in the middle, from which you could kind of make out the details of my eyes and my arms.
ADJECTIVES HE’D LIKE TO BAN FROM ARTICLES WRITTEN ABOUT HIM: Arrogant. Generic.
ON HIS BIGGEST FLAWS: [Scoffing laugh.] I mean, where to begin? Where to begin? I have plenty of them, let’s just say that.
ON WHOSE LIFE HE’D LIKE TO HAVE IN 10 YEARS: I want to have mine. To live an interesting and joyful life. It’s kind of a simple statement. I’m very aware, having passed 30—time is of the essence, it really is, and we do get one shot, and I want to embrace and eat up every fucking moment of it. And—why not? We live in a great country, for the most part. We live in a beautiful city. We’re relatively healthy. We have access to wonderful culture. We have—for the time being, at least—freedom of expression and thought and idea. And it’s like, my God, man, this is not a bad place to live. Ideas, learn, knowledge, you know—to constantly grow.
Read the full June/July Out cover story: Chris Pine: The Thinker