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Chris Pine Says He 'Wasn't A Fan' Of 'Star Trek' Role At First

Chris Pine says he almost turned down the chance to play Captain Kirk in JJ Abrams' rebooted 'Star Trek' because the role "didn't excite" him.

"Star Trek scared me a lot. It terrified me, really," Pine tells Esquire UK. "Because of the scale, the responsibility, the fact that it was this iconic character."

"I wasn't a fan of Star Trek. It didn't excite me," he says. "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?"

"I told him 'Star Trek is the furthest thing from what I want to do.'"

But in the end, his agent convinced him that the role was just what he was looking for.

"It was the bigger challenge. So I had to take it," says Pine.

Not that he's getting all attention. Especially with 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch starring in 'Star Trek Into Darkness' opposite him.

"When I went to Japan for Star Trek, the fans were at the airport waiting. But they didn't scream until Benedict got off the plane. And I was, like, f--k man: what about me?"

April 4, 2013 |

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