Starting this weekend, Christopher Pine (James T. Kirk) will be appearing in The Lieutenant of Irishmore, a dark comedy playing at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Speaking to OC Register to promote the play, Pine said that his Trek role has allowed him to take on a wide variety of interesting roles:
“I’ve been really blessed from Star Trek to get more opportunities than I had previously in my career. And I just wait for the good material. I’ve been lucky in that I’ve gotten to play on the really big stage with [Denzel Washington] and Tony Scott [Pine will star in the upcoming Scott film Unstoppable with Washington]. Counter that with these theater productions, which are a whole different thing. I just try to follow what’s good and what interests me and challenges me and makes me think and engages a part of me. It’s so rare to get all of your muscles firing at once. That’s what I look for in any role.
For Pine’s thoughts on his play, head over to the full article.