One of the downsides of fame for Chris Pine is having to deal with pushy photographers.
Going from being a relativity unknown actor to the star in one of 2009’s hottest films has meant coming to the attentions of the paparazzi, who are relentless in their pursuit of someone when they think there is a story of interest.
When it came to Pine, the photogs were convinced that something was going on between him and Audrina Patridge (MTV’s The Hills.)
“I certainly despise [the paparazzi] with all my soul,” said Pine. “In terms of the private life stuff, I understood what would or could happen because of my involvement in something so big, but you don’t really understand it until it starts happening and people are waiting outside your house. And I live in an apartment on a busy street. It was pretty brutal when the movie first came out, and then it dies down and the paparazzi lose their interest and go after the next flavor of the day.”
Fame isn’t all bad though. “I would say that artistically it’s been everything I wanted, said Pine. “Star Trek has afforded me the luxury of choice in terms of what I want to do and where I want to take my career. I don’t know how long that will last for, but certainly right now I’m enjoying that immensely.”
And what about the paparazzi? They’re part of the “deal with the devil you make,” he said.