Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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November 14, 2012

Chris Pine on Jack Frost, Jack Ryan, the bogeyman


PINE: (When) I used to go out for commercials, I always felt like a schmuck that I was on these awful auditions. And there would be these guys in sweat pants and mesh shorts that looked like they hadn't shaved in many months. They looked like they were having the time of their lives and they were always the voiceover artists. Comfort's the name of the game— sweat pants and sandals.

AP: Will this appeal to the kids in your family?

PINE: Probably this and what I called my big hair picture, 'The Princess Diaries 2.' I'm really, really excited to show my nephew and all the kids in my life this film. For me growing up, Christmas time was always the most fantastic, exciting time of year, and you'd stay up until three in the morning. You'd hear the parents wrapping in the other room but you knew that also, maybe, they were in collusion with Santa Claus.

AP: When you were younger were you ever scared of the bogeyman?

PINE: I don't know any kid that's not afraid at some point going to bed with the lights off, totally. That's why they make nightlights. I guess it took me some time to get used to it.

AP: Can you put an age on that?

PINE: Twenty-four.

AP: So you can now sleep with the lights off?

PINE: Not really, but I'm getting there.

AP: What gives you nightmares?

PINE: Not a fan of spiders. I saw the movie 'Arachnophobia' which was single-handedly rated in the top three worse choices of my life.

AP: You've been filming "Jack Ryan" — how's it been going? I've seen pictures of you in the papers throwing Keira Knightley in and out of cars.

PINE: I saw those guys with the huge telephoto lenses in the pouring rain, those poor guys (laughs)! They were getting drenched. I don't feel too much pity for them. It's a lot of fun and Keira's really lovely.

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