Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon ‘This Means War’ interview
Reese Witherspoon finds herself torn between two men in Charlie’s Angels director McG’s latest movie This Means War.
Tom Hardy and Chris Pine are the suitors competing for her affections, and to add an extra twist to proceedings they’re both best friends who happen to be highly-trained CIA field agents.
Witherspoon and Pine sat down with Digital Spy to discuss early roles (“She’d seen me in ER,” quips Pine), Hardy’s love for mixed martial arts and weigh in on the age-old Star Trek debate: Captain James T Kirk vs. Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Pine admitted that his character’s desire to impress Witherspoon’s Lauren spilled over off-screen with Hardy.
“I think guys naturally do that when there’s a beautiful woman around,” he said.
“There’s the inclination to out-charm the other, so Tom threw his best English accent at it and I tried to impress her with my hair.”
In an exclusive interview, Reese revealed that Daniel Craig was her favourite James Bond. Ours too. Have you SEEN those blue swimming trunks?!
Reese said: “He’s a good Bond. That’s the rough and tumble kind of Bond,” she said, gazing off into the distance and imagining Daniel Craig.
Reese was joined by her This Means War co-star Chris Pine, and seeing as the film is about two guys fighting over a girl, Yahoo! Movies asked them about their thoughts on whether it’s ever OK to date a friend’s ex.
“I think you’d have to be really into the girl,” Chris said. “You’d have to really think that this was a special thing to fight your friend over.”
Reese agreed. “Isn’t there a code? Bros before h**? Or chicks before d**** is the girls’ version.”
Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine talk ‘This Means War’ and their real-life competition (Q&A)
Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy star in the action comedy “This Means War” and sat down with OnTheRedCarpet.com to discuss and joke about their real life rivalry.
Witherspoon, 35, stars in the film with Pine and Hardy. The actors play two CIA agents who are best friends fighting over the same woman, played by Witherspoon. The agents wage an epic battle against one another while Witherspoon’s character tries to determine which man is a better match for her.
While their characters competed on the big screen, they joked that it carried on in their real lives too.
“Oh yeah,” Pine responded when asked if the rivalry was real. “[There were] a lot of games of Go Fish off set, just you know, Old Maid, Scrabble, Words with Friends…Cribbage, Mahjong.”
Pine and Hardy were also open about transitioning from their more action-inspired roles in “Star Trek” and “The Dark Knight” to a more light-hearted comedy.
“I enjoyed it very much,” Pine said. “I liked the fact that we had a great script that Simon Kinberg had worked on and gave us, but really the fun of it was getting to know people and kind of working off one another, taking our cue off of Chelsea Handler…She is fun to watch.
“Yeah, it’s really nice to do something where I’m not taking myself too seriously and just have light banter,” Hardy added. “I really can’t help but to default switch to being really serious about stuff. I have a lot of fun laughing, which I do normally on other films anyway, but on this I think a lot more in this aspect, with that hysterical laughter. It’s almost a little bit out of my comfort zone, but I really enjoyed it.”
The film was released on February 17 and also features comedian Chelsea Handler, actress Angela Bassett and Abigail Spencer.
Check out what else the starring trio had to say about their film and romance in general, as well as their Oscar picks and favorites.
Fox’s All Access blog has posted audio snippets from an interview with Reese, and you can listen to her talk about the following subjects at their site:
Reese Witherspoon stars in a new romantic action flick “This Means War.” When a pair of spies discover they’re both going out with the same woman. Yes, that would be Reese.which is a different kind of movie for her, but when it comes to choosing roles, she’s not scared of “different.”
Over the years, Reese has developed a reputation as a positive role model for young women. A little pressure? Sure. But she loves that she’s thought of that way.
It also includes an Oscar, for “Walk The Line.” So with the Academy Awards coming up soon, I had to ask… where does she keep hers?
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