Chris Pine is fully aware of the growing phenomenon surrounding the steamy novel “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and if the call came for the big screen star to play the title character, he just might say yes.
“I do know about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ because Alice Eve, who’s in our film, [the ‘Star Trek’ sequel], has been reading it like crazy, so yeah, I’ve heard about it,” he told Access Hollywood at CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas on Monday.
When asked if he’d play the novel’s Christian Grey, the square-jawed hunk didn’t say no.
“It’d be a hell of a choice for me, I think,” he smiled. “It sounds like an interesting film.”
Chris is currently reprising his role as James T. Kirk in the J.J. Abrams helmed “Star Trek” sequel, and he said the film is going to impress.
“Of course I’m gonna tell you I think it’s gonna be better,” he laughed. “You pick up the characters from where they left off, and the development of the characters — I think — is just as exciting as the first one.
“And it’s relentless,” he added. “I think that’s the best adjective I can use.”
Chris said the team is actually close to wrapping up the second installment in the sci-fi reboot.
“We’re almost done,” he told Access. “It’s wrapping up very soon. It’s just as action-packed as the first one.”
Beyond talk of “Star Trek” and “The Twilight Saga”-inspired book, Chris was busy at CinemaCon promoting his upcoming movie, “Rise of the Guardians,” an animated feature, where he plays Jack Frost alongside a celebrated cast.
“It’s a great project,” he said. “I’m really happy to be a part of it… Alec Baldwin plays a crazy Russian Santa; Hugh Jackman is kind of the Australian acerbic bunny… It’s a good story about childhood and it’s a good story about belief and imagination … and what it means to believe.”