Well HELLO, Captain Kirk!
It's hard to focus on anything but Chris Pine's blue eyes that leave you weak at the knees - let alone the general supreme sexiness of all his other parts - but in the Star Trek star's new cover story for Out Magazine, he reminded us that beyond his boner-inducing good looks, he's also an incredibly intelligent, open, and all-around cool guy!
And while we're sad to report that he himself is not gay, he opened up about his close friendship with co-star Zachary Quinto, and how proud he was when the Spock to his Kirk came out back in 2011!
“It was something that I knew about Zach from the moment I met him. It was just who Zach was and that’s that. I’m sensitive, and I don’t ever want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Knowing that for Zach it was more about a career thing and that he was not comfortable at the time coming out — it was fine. It was something that we kind of tiptoed around and I just took it as a given, because that’s what he wanted. [When Quinto came out, he was] so happy for him, oh man. I thought it was rad. It was really, really cool. He did it on his own time, on his own schedule. And Jonathan [Groff], who he’s dating, is such a lovely man. He’s a good guy and a great actor, and they make a fantastic couple. I couldn’t have been happier for Zach.”
Aww! Seriously SO sweet!
And speaking of Jonathan, Chris ALSO revealed that he would have no problem playing a gay character, as he almost joined his friend's boyfriend in Ryan Murphy's upcoming adaptation of The Normal Heart, until his busy schedule prevented him participating:
“I would have done that in a fucking heartbeat. Right now I just want to play good roles, and if the role happens to be a gay man, that’s not of any import other than is it a good story? Does it say something that’s interesting? All it really takes is the fact that the man isn’t going home to his wife, but has a boyfriend at home. I think it would be a wonderful thing to see.”
We VERY MUCH agree, Chris!
Here's hoping that we'll get to see you take on that kind of role someday soon!
Ch-ch-check out all the photos from his Out spread (above and below)!
[Image via Out Magazine.]
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