Chris Pine is starring as Captain James T. Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek movie. But the actor recently told IGN that he won't be modeling his character on the one made famous by William Shatner.
Pine will, however, use a different, well-known character as inspiration. We'll allow him to explain:
"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 humour to Kirk."
Sounds like a safe bet to say that Pine will be closely watching Ford and his alter-ego in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull this May. As will we all.