Examiner.com have posted a new interview with Chris Pine to promote the DVD release of This Means War. Here are the bits in which he mentions our Reese:
JORGE CARREON: Still, how does it feel play a character that embodies a certain amount of charm and power like FDR?
CHRIS PINE: Kind of ridiculous. [LAUGHS] I’ve never thought of myself as that kind of guy, but it’s fun to do. The opportunity that (director) McG gave me in This Means War was to really go full-tilt and really explore the comedy side and have some fun with action. It’s important not to be pigeonholed and, of course, Hollywood does like to fit everybody into these re-made things. But I think any actor that enjoys what they do likes to do different things and will search out different ways to express themselves. Before I took on this role, I met with Reese and we sat down and had a long lunch. From one meeting, I knew that I would love to spend time with this lady. Romantic stuff is always so much easier when you get to sit across from someone that you actually like. I loved Reese and I said, “God, this is going to easy-peasy trying to fall in love with a woman whom I as a human being already love.”
CARREON: Nice to see the women caught in War are not your usual rom com gals?
PINE: What’s fun about Reese and Chelsea is that they’re empowered women. Chelsea speaks like the gruffest dude on the planet. And you have Reese who plays this woman who’s very powerful and very successful in her chosen field. I think the women represented in this field are like you do not want to mess with these women at all! Chelsea will fu*k some shi* up! [LAUGHS]
CARREON: Let’s talk about romancing some Reese.
PINE: It’s such an overused description, but Reese is very real, honest and present. She’s a wonderful mother and she is beautiful! She’s just so smart and really a lot of fun to work with. I’d work with her again in a heartbeat.
CARREON: One of the film’s highlights in the Reese rump shaker before you boys come in for some espionage without her knowing. Care to comment on your co-star’s dancing skills?
PINE: [LAUGHS] She danced her little white butt off! That’s a hard thing, too. When we shot that scene, you have to imagine, here is a woman in her long sweater and doing something that everybody does. It’s a private moment and how hard is it to be authentic in front of people, live on camera? It’s not emotional or anything, but we all have those moments, whatever it is. People sing in the shower, people talk to themselves. It’s a very difficult thing to do authentically and truthfully and I thought she did a great job with a fair amount of booty rhythm. It’s incredible.