Actor Chris Pine's 'Outlaw King' was the opening night selection at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which kick-started on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Pine plays the role of Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots in the Netflix historical drama.
Set in the 14th century, the tale revolves around how Robert the Bruce led Scotland's fight for independence in over 20 years of battle against England following the death of William Wallace.
However, it appears that audiences just could not get over Pine's full frontal nudity for a scene in the film.
On the other hand, the actor didn't seem to understand what all the fuss was about. Speaking to a publication at the festival, he is reported to have said, "We all have certain body parts, so it's a trip when showing what we all have becomes a Google Alert." Furthermore, director of 'Outlaw King', David Mackenzie, added, "The guy's having a bath, and people don't tend to do that with their clothes on.
Pine who reunited with his 'Hell or High Water' director, David Mackenzie, for 'Outlaw King' revealed to reporters at TIFF that the role was a complex one for him and definitely not devoid of its fair share of killing, but not in a way that glorifies violence.
Apart from being directed, by David Mackenzie, 'Outlaw King' is also co-written and co-produced by the director and stars Tony Curran, Stephen Dillane, Billy Howle, Florence Pugh and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
In a recent interview, Chris Pine joked about the 'beard wars' on set which were required for the actors to look the part. "I grew an incredible beard. I show up and Aaron, not only does he have this bizarre undergrowth beard happening, it was like he had grown two beards at once. And then he has dreads in his beard. So in terms of beard wars, [he was] winner winner, chicken dinner," said Pine.
Meanwhile, we hear Wonder Woman's boyfriend is still keen to return as Kirk in 'Star Trek 4'. Last month, reports suggested that Pine might not be starring in the series due to contract issues, however, we're hoping that the makers have been able to work things out with the actor.