Chris Pine says working with Lindsay Lohan was like being in a “cyclone of insanity”.
The Star Trek actor was barely known when he landed a leading role opposite the notorious former party girl in 2006 flick Just My Luck.
According to Chris, Lindsay’s off-screen antics led to the film being shut down on more than one occasion. Being on set with her also gave him insight into the highs and lows of fame.
“It was a real cyclone of insanity, like being around The Beatles,” Chris told The Hollywood Reporter.
“It was fascinating to watch, and in hindsight it’s really a distinct moment in someone’s life when you see what’s really wonderful about what we get to do and what’s really dangerous about it.”
While Lindsay’s career has floundered, Chris’ star was on the rise and in 2009 he landed the lead role of Captain James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot.
He credits his early experiences with helping him not to take his current success for granted.
“Hollywood is like living in a weird bubble,” Chris explained.
“A bunch of people take care of you and get you stuff, and you’re the centre of that little microcosmic world. You start believing that it is real and… you deserve it.”
The 33-year-old is extremely private and is thankful paparazzi intrusion has been minimal.
Following the first Star Trek film, he was hounded by photographers, leaving him far from impressed.
“They f**king suck. I had that bizarre convergence of everything’s so intense for about a month, and then it died down,” he vented.
“During that time, they’re f**king chasing you, and you’re driving at speeds you shouldn’t be driving at. Thankfully, I don’t really have much of that anymore.”
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