Chris Pine “GMA” Video: Interview On “Star Trek Beyond” And Anton Yelchin
Chris Pine appeared on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America” to discuss Star Trek Beyond, during which he paid tribute to late co-star Anton Yelchin. Watch below.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Yelchin died in a tragic car accident last month when his jeep crushed him to death. His passing came just weeks before he was expected to reunite with the Star Trek cast to promote the new movie. Now during the live “Good Morning America” interview, Michael Strahan pointed out that many of Pine’s scenes in the movie are with Yelchin.
“There’s nothing that can prepare you for something that happens that quickly to someone who’s that young and to someone who nothing like that seems like it should happen,” Pine said of his friend’s death. After the tragedy, the cast gathered at the actor’s home to mourn. He told Strahan, “Our group, if anything, is a group of friends and family, and it was nice to have them around to process what had happened and to pay tribute to who Anton was, and to remember him with a smile and a cry, and to ride the waves of grief.”
Pine continued, “Our film is a wonderful example of what made him special. You hear the term ‘light up the screen,’ and that’s Anton. He’s this bubbly, lovely, smiling, just lovable man. I was miss him greatly, but celebrate him nonetheless.”
As for Star Trek Beyond, Pine spoke about the evolution of his famous character. “In the first two films, he was very much kind of a[n] angry young man raging against the system that had taken his father,” he said, going on to reveal, “This film is really about James Kirk becoming his own man.” Check out the full interview below.