Chris Pine Channels Han Solo for Star Trek

Bonnie Burton | May 20, 2009

Captain Kirk has always had a certain level of bravado, but for the new Star Trek film, so it’s no surprise that actor Chris Pine wanted to inject a little more personality from another beloved, sarcastic film character — Han Solo.

IGN reports:

When asked who he would like his incarnation of the Starship Enterprise captain to most resemble, Pine responded, “I would definitely say Harrison Ford in either Indiana Jones or Star Wars. What Harrison Ford is so great at doing is bringing that quality to his characters that if they could be anywhere else in the world they would be there, but he is not, he just is in the middle of s*** and he has to figure out a way of dealing with it so that he can go back to doing whatever the hell he was doing before the film started.”

“I’ve always loved that quality about him in Star Wars, this sense of absolute grumpy manner; the accidental hero. Not to say that I modeled my version of James T. Kirk on anything in particular but I think I definitely have wanted to bring that kind of Harrison Ford humor to Kirk.”

Read the full interview here:
Trek Star Reveals Captain Kirk Inspiration (via


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