Chris Pine’s newest function has the actor portraying Disney’s newest animated villain in Want. Whereas the upcoming Disney film marks the primary time Pine has labored with Walt Disney Animation, the actor truly has deep roots with the Home of Mouse. Practically 20 years in the past, the primary film he ever starred in occurred to be The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, the place he performed the surprising love curiosity to Anne Hathaway’s Mia Thermopolis. With that in thoughts, we requested the actor to replicate on his first expertise on a film set forward of Want’s launch.
On behalf of CinemaBlend, whereas chatting with Chris Pine at Walt Disney Animation, I requested the actor if he might converse to how his first Disney film expertise reverberates into his experiences as an actor at the moment. Right here’s how he responded:
When the actor walked on the set of his first film 20 years in the past, he was in his early 20s. He grew up because the son of two actors, CHiPs’ Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, so he will need to have had extra of a grasp of the environment than most newcomers, however as he shared with us, he was “terrified” on the set of Princess Diaries 2.
Pine’s anecdote is definitely relatable to the sensation many people have gone by when one does one thing for the primary time. The actor was trustworthy that being on the set meant that “each single pore” of his physique was taking within the expertise, and it feels like on a regular basis he was studying one thing new about how a film set operates and learn how to be an actor. He likened it to a “PhD quick course” on his career.
Regardless of the actor’s personal private fears, you’d by no means recognized it given his spectacular first efficiency. Within the film, Pine introduced his trademark charms to the display in an enemies-to-lovers romance between Nicholas Devereaux and Mia Thermopolis as Hathaway’s character navigates the world of relationship forward of turning into queen of Genovia.
Final time Chris Pine was requested about Princess Diaries 2, he shared he was right down to return to the function for a 3rd film. Whereas we don’t know if a 3rd movie will occur, particularly contemplating Julie Andrews stated final yr she thought it was “too late to do it now,” it’s nice to see Pine proceed his relationship with Disney along with his newest function.
You possibly can try my ideas when I rewatched Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement earlier this yr, and take a look at the film itself with a Disney+ subscription. Want hits theaters on November 22.