For Chris Pine, taking on the role of James T. Kirk was a bit scarier than playing the latest version of Tom Clancy‘s Jack Ryan.
The reason for that was Star Trek‘s passionate fanbase. “Star Trek has a very fervent, avid fanbase that is very protective of their characters and their stories,” said Pine “Jack Ryan not so much.”
Besides, Kirk was only played by one actor, while several different actors have played Ryan. “Obviously William Shatner put an iconic stamp on that role,” said Pine. “Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck [all played Ryan] … it seems to be more easily changeable.”
Fans waiting for Star Trek Into Darkness will be able to see the first nine minutes of the movie next month. What can they expect from the preview? Don’t ask Pine! “Unfortunately with our Star Trek world, we are just as in the dark [as everyone else],” he said. “J.J. [Abrams] is the master puppeteer, for better or for worse.”
A short video featuring the Pine interview can be seen at the referring site.