Chris Pine Talks Pesky Paparazzi in The Hollywood Reporter

Posted Thursday January 2, 2014 3:00 PM GMT

He’s gearing up for premiere of his upcoming thriller “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” and during promotions, Chris Pine scored the cover of The Hollywood Reporter's latest issue.

The "Star Trek" hunk rocked a few poses for lensman Brian Bowen Smith while chatting about his rise to fame and his thoughts about the pesky paparazzi.

Highlights from Mr. Pine's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to The Hollywood Reporter!

On his career:
“It was a real cyclone of insanity, like being around The Beatles. 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. Hollywood is like living in a weird bubble. A bunch of people take care of you and get you stuff, and you're the center of that little microcosmic world. You start believing that it is real and … you deserve it."

On his run-in with the shutterbugs:
“"They f---ing suck. The light of my flame was really bright after ‘Star Trek’ [in 2009], and I had that bizarre convergence of everything's so intense for about a month, and then it died down. During that time, they're f---ing chasing you, and you're driving at speeds you shouldn't be driving at. Thankfully, I don't really have much of that anymore."

On his policy about social media:
“"No, f--- no. What am I going to tweet about? My sneakers? Or, 'I have 140,000 friends on Facebook.' What does that even mean? I find it to be a waste of time. The Internet is so caustic; just a place where people get to spew nonsense and bullshit."

On his plans to start his own production company:
"Unfortunately, I really don't have a strategy - I have no desire at all to produce on a micromanaging level. For me, I love exploring ideas and throwing stuff against the wall and seeing what fits, and if I had a really nice collaborative team around me who could deal with the more day-to-day minutia, that would be fun. And directing sometime in the future and writing … yeah, I can see that all in my future."

Photo Credit: Brian Bowen Smith for The Hollywood Reporter