Chris Pine sat down with Robin Wright for a new installment of Variety’s Actors on Actors series. While the two of them dived into each other’s careers in depth, Wonder Woman 1984 came up despite not yet being released.
Wright asks Pine towards the end of their session what is different with Wonder Woman 1984, and Pine says quite a bit. No, he doesn’t tell us how Steve Trevor is involved this time, it appears we won’t know that until we’re sitting in the theaters.
What I think defines this series and perhaps the character, and certainly Patty’s interest, is redefining the notion of a hero’s journey as we know it. Whereby, this is a woman, a superhero, defined by her capacity to love. I’ll say no more, but I think, I hope audiences are moved in unexpected ways because they’re expecting something… I’ll probably get a phone call from Warner Bros. for even saying this… yada yada, blah blah, I think you get my point.
What I’ve found this time, the tables had turned on me as a man in terms of how I interacted and played on screen. I loved my lady. I loved, as the character, my woman. My partner. She’s my partner. So that came to define this man. What a wonderful thing as a character, be in love, as a man on screen in a big film.
It was interesting. My ego comes out, and I told Patty all the time, ‘I want the big f–king fight. Let me climb something! I want to destroy!’ And she’s like, ‘No. Not about you.’ And I’m like, ‘God damn it.’ She said, ‘Not about you’ more times making this film. I could look good in thigh-high boots and a short skirt, I mean, come on.
We’re still super curious as to not only how Steve Trevor is back, but why he appears to have not aged at all. From the sounds of this interview, he is the same Steve – some theories said he wasn’t – and that makes us just that much more confused.
We can’t wait to find out all of the secrets of this movie.
Wonder Woman 1984 will hit theaters on June 5, 2020.