After doing romantic comedies such as The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and Just My Luck, and action-oriented films like Unstoppable and the Star Trek reboot, actor Chris Pine has combined action, romance and comedy in his latest flick, This Means War. In the film, Pine plays FDR, a CIA operative, who uses his agency’s resources to fight a fellow agent, Tuck (Tom Hardy), over the love of a woman (Reese Witherspoon).
“What’s so appealing about the film is that it resonates with anyone who has a best friend. It’s relationship politics. Everyone deals with it. And the comedy lies in the fact that we’ve all been there, probably minus the guns and stuff. But yeah, it’s funny because it’s true,” says the 36-year-old.
Ask him what was harder — action or comedy, and Pine says, “The comedy was probably harder. The action stuff was far easier. In real life, I’m more of a try-to-talk-my-way-out-of-any-imminent-danger guy, but in the film, I get to unleash my inner Charles Bronson (late actor known for revenge-oriented movies).”