Chris Pine talks about ‘Star Trek’

By Meaghan Fleming,

Chris Pine chatted lately about his role as Kirk in the Star Trek franchise compared to his role in the upcoming Jack Ryan, and talked about co-star Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness.

Pine sat down with Digital Spy to talk about his upcoming movies and told them about his experience with Star Trek.

"Star Trek has a very fervent, avid fanbase that is very protective of their characters and their stories,” Pine states, "Jack Ryan not so much.”

He continues by talking about the differences between Kirk and Ryan: "Obviously William Shatner put an iconic stamp on that role. Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck [all played Ryan] ... it seems to be more easily changeable."

He goes on to say he is not sure what fans will see during the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness, which is set to play before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in IMAX. He told Moviefone he unaware of what the title of the movie means and hasn't spoken to J.J. Abrams about the title.

Pine also talked about fellow actor Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness, without giving anything away about his character.

“He does a lot of interesting things in this film that... What can I say? The art of saying something and saying nothing,” Pine states. “It's like a bottom's-up performance. He fully created a character. The most puzzling actor of all time.”

Pine is currently working on the action movie Jack Ryan, which is slated to be released next Christmas in theaters.

Star Trek Into Darkness is set to open on May 17, 2013.

 
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