Chris Pine has said that he can “certainly match” Michael Fassbender’s penis after he appeared naked in new film Outlaw King.
The Star Trek actor, who has been widely—and thirstily—praised for his nude scene in the film about Scottish fourteenth century rebel Robert the Bruce, talked to BBC Radio 1 about the scene, saying: “A lot has been made about me being nude.
“And quite honestly, I’m only naked for—it’s no Fassbender situation,” he said, referring to Michael Fassbender’s Golden Globe nomination-earning performance in Steve McQueen’s Shame.
“I mean, I certainly match him,” added Pine about the actors’ respective penises.
The 38-year-old American star explained that he wanted to be naked in the film, penis and all, to expose the inherent vulnerabilities of every person in power.
“Man is born a snivelling, snotting, sh**ting, puking, mewling baby, and then he becomes Donald Trump” – Chris Pine
“Man is born a snivelling, snotting, sh**ting, puking, mewling baby, and then he becomes Donald Trump,” said Pine.
“And underneath the emperor’s clothes, he’s a naked person. And I thought: ‘I want to see the animal and I want to see the king.
“I want to see the person who’s born looking like an animal and ends up in a position of high power. And that’s what it was at the end,” Pine added, before explaining how this helped him to write his character’s final, inspirational speech to his troops.
“It was like, I can give you all sorts of mumbo-jumbo to fight for, I can say this is for me, or for God, or for country, but here’s the situation: those guys are gonna run at you and try to behead you,” said Pine.
How does Chris Pine feel about LGBT+ rights?
Pine has been a long-time LGBT+ ally, speaking out in 2013 to praise his Star Trek co-star Zachary Quinto for coming out two years beforehand.
“I thought it was rad,” said Pine. “It was really, really cool. He did it on his own time, on his own schedule.”
In 2014, the star called Russia’s anti-LGBT propaganda law “clearly awful, archaic, hostile nonsense” before urging the US to do more to fight the law.
“The fact that there’s still a conversation about it means that there’s still room to go in terms of it being normalised.”
He added: “If there’s one kid in middle America who feels any amount of self-loathing because he feels different, or is being bullied because he feels different or looks different or sounds different, if our film can give him solace and make him or her feel less alone, then abso-effin-loutely we should do it all the time, every day of the week.”