He is endlessly curious about himself and the world around him. But they always meet in the middle, and that exploration between them—there’s so much there, there’s so much depth in that. I love that he and I got to inherit that dynamic, which obviously pre-exists us thanks to Leonard [Nimoy] and Bill Shatner.
But ones that I would feel are appropriate to talk about… He’s been working on his house and doing this beautiful work, creating very interesting spaces with furniture configurations and pieces of art and landscaping.
— Zach asked desperate.— I think it's your way to reassure yourself that you love me.— And I do! But you not only love Chris, you're in love with him. Set in 1999 during his time at Berkeley, Chris goes to a party with his friends where he meets Zach, an aspiring actor.
I have been very lucky to work with people by and large whom I would love to spend time with outside of work. We have circle of friends that overlap, so we kind of knew each other before the movie a little bit. There’s kind of six degrees of separation all around. I’ll go to someone’s house for dinner and Chris will just be there, and I will have not necessarily known that I would run into him. But then we also make plans together as friends when we’re both in L. And it will devour any possibility for endless depth. That’s maybe what sets him apart; but I don’t know what those [other] actors want. I can only speak to the man that I know, and I know Chris first and foremost cares about digging deeper within himself, about being a good person and being a more authentic person and understanding himself more.
He really cares more about being a good person—as well as a good actor—and knowing that at the end of the day, you have to unplug from that comparison game, because it will absolutely drain you.
Do you think if you were right I would have had you near Chris?
The two hook up, but Chris is pulled away before he can even get Zach's last name. More importantly, how is he supposed to finish his sophomore year with a baby on the way?
last October, the actor/producer has starred in a critically acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie—now Broadway-bound—slipped back into Spock’s pointy ears for the sequel to 2009’s hit 's June issue, his perspective on the epic Kirk-Spock bromance, and what his good buddy Pine cares about even more than being a good actor. It’s endlessly fascinating to me, and that’s why I think the characters and the story and the franchise are so enduring.
Out: Did Chris come to you for any advice about being on our cover? I had another photo shoot [in the same building] on the same day, and I saw when I came in what the studio assignments were. Chris doesn’t need much advice how to be on the cover of anything, I don’t think. Can you give me three ways to describe the precise color blue of Chris’ eyes?
And to watch what Chris has done with that has really inspired me. Chris called Kirk and Spock together “like a dialectic of a human being.” Got any bigger words to describe it?