Chris Pine Talks Star Trek Nerves & Resisting Hollywood Temptations: Drugs Are Not 'Interesting To Me'

Chris Pine attends the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Special Footage Presentation at 109 Cinemas Kiba in Tokyo on December 4, 2012 Chris Pine attends the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Special Footage Presentation at 109 Cinemas Kiba in Tokyo on December 4, 2012

Chris Pine has earned the status of a Hollywood leading man, but the “Star Trek” actor has no interest in falling prey to the dangerous pitfalls of fame – especially when it comes to partying.

“Drugs were never interesting to me,” the 32-year-old old told Esquire UK (via the Huffington Post UK) of resisting Hollywood debauchery. “With drinking, you slowly learn how much you can handle, but with drugs I just don’t know what the f**k they are or what they do.”

The actor credits his introverted nature as a child with helping to keep him on the straight and narrow.

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“Also, I was a shy kid, a late bloomer,” he said. “At 22, I was probably 16 emotionally.”

Chris will return to role of “Star Trek’s” Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel, but admitted he was never a “trekkie.”

“I wasn’t a fan of ‘Star Trek’. It didn’t excite me,” he told the mag. “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? ‘Star Trek’ is the furthest thing from what I want to do.’”

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Despite his initial resistance, the actor approached the revered role with respect.

“‘Star Trek’ scared me a lot. It terrified me, really, because of the scale, the responsibility, the fact that it was this iconic character,” he said. “It was the bigger challenge. So I had to take it.”

“Star Trek Into Darkness” hits theaters on May 17.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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