Chris Pine's First Audition Was for "Gilmore Girls"

Chris Pine may be best known as Captain Kirk and, more recently, a dirtied up bank robber in the Golden Globe-nominated drama Hell or High Water, but according to the actor, he could be looking at Winston Churchill as his next role if his penchant for ice cream pints keeps up. He lets Lynn Hirschberg in on his soft spots, including his sex-scene inexperience and that Gilmore Girls experience, here.

Released on 1/10/2017

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Starring: Chris Pine

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My first audition was for
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professionally speaking,
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was for The Gilmore Girls.
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My father had gone in for an audition.
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I had just graduated college and told Mara Casey,
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My son's coming back into town,
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would you have him in for a reading?
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So, nepotism at its best.
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I don't know.
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You know, maybe a boyfriend as someone, you know.
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I got my start playing boyfriends, princes,
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husbands to be.
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Large responsibility, of course.
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Take it very personally.
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The burden is on my shoulders, as it were.
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That's my English accent, by the way.
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So clearly not going to be doing anything
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other than playing old,
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maybe Winston Churchill at some point.
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If my balding goes the way that I think it will
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and I gain some weight after eating so many
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fucking pints of McConnell's Ice Cream.
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Oh my god! The chocolate with the chocolate nibs.
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The first thing that I booked, now I'm blushing.
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Jesus Christ, thank God it's in black and white.
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It was a Hardee's commercial.
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They were asking questions like this to make it seem like
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God we're talking to real people about eating
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you know, eating diabetes.
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It's a bizarre thing to be hooked on.
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Yeah, my parents were actors.
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My father is still an actor.
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He's had his SAG card for 50 years.
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My grandmother was an actress
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and my grandfather was a producer
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and so I've been around a lot of it all my life
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so it's not that I was hooked,
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there was never a passion for it,
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it just kind of happened.
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Seemed like the right thing,
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I wasn't too good at many other things
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and I enjoyed it
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and got some validation from it as a needy, fragile kid
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and that felt good and there you go.
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I mean Sophia Loren, at her, you know, Sophia Loren.
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Anita Ekberg.
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Zaftig as my mom would say.
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In the fountain!
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I saw Rosemary's Baby the other day for the first time.
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I know!
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[Interviewer] Mia Farrow?
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Thank you very much.
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[Interviewer] Short hair or long hair?
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I don't know, they both work so splendidly.
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But you know, that was that age of that kind of like
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in the ballpark of Breakfast at Tiffany's, is it?
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Within about seven years or whatever.
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But that kind of beautiful Chanel-like
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that very kind of cut, high-waisted thing.
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Very flattering and very cool.
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One of the sexiest moments on film
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is that fucking incredible scene in Out of Sight.
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So good. They're both so sexy in it.
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The two of them just knock it out of the park.
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Real schmeal.
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It's what movies do so well.
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It's sexy and sensual and they both look great.
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I've never done a full blown sex scene.
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I may be doing Nymphomaniac 2.
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My birthday?
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What are the ones that pop to mind? Medieval Times.
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I used to go to Medieval Times with my parents
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year after year.
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Probably cuz, it may mean I should be on Game of Thrones.
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Draggo. Me and Draggo fight!
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Medieval Times is like a nine, ten, eleven thing.
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I believe my father was in a Renaissance fair once
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during my birthday and believe I play his squire,
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which was very funny.
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I wore one little outfit, but, yeah.
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Oh no, I'm neurotic beyond belief.
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Oh yeah. Deeply.
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Troubled.
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Really, really brooding.
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There's this whole TED Talk on listening,
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which I think we could all as a human species listen to.
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I think we're losing that art, especially with the phones.
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And I'm again so fuckin' guilty of this,
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but the phone is really all,
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It's less about information, it's more about, I find,
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this is probably telling, but me, me, me, me, me.
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There's that great Louis CK thing where he's in the car
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and has that whole thing where it's like
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Who's called me? Who wants me? Who loves me?
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And he's checking his phone because he's
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getting a fix of like Am I loved?
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And that is dangerous, I think.
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Can be.
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So I've been meditating on that a little bit recently.
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Well now, what version of a kiss are we talking about?
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The saucy ones?
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I'm not gonna fuckin' tell you about the saucy ones.
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My parents are still alive.
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First kiss was probably some sort of
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Spin-the-bottle scenario.
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Maybe with Tess McCarthey.
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Could have been with, I don't know.
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I was fuckin' seven years old, man.
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Gimme a break!
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Real naughty.
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Mmmm.
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God, that's gross.
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Well you remember back in the day when Spin-the-bottle.
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That was a big deal.
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Truth or Dare, yeah. Sure, I remember that.
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Truth or Dare, God. Long time ago that.
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Be a fun one to bring back, Truth or Dare.
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[Interviewer] Yeah, we could definitely bring it back.
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We could.