Chris Pine: I Learned to Sing in the Shower
The actor talks about preparing for his role as Prince Charming in Into the Woods
“I’ve sung in the shower for years,” Pine told reporters at the L.A. premiere of Horrible Bosses 2. “I thought I was my own best teacher.”
Despite his self-taught shower sessions, the actor, 34, revealed that he received some formal training for his role in the Stephen Sondheim musical fairy tale, opening Christmas Day.
“I went to a singing coach and worked on it,” he said, calling the coaching sessions an “incredible challenge in this past year that I had a lot of fun with.”
“Chris Pine has a voice like a full-bodied bottle of wine,” she raved. “He sounds like Frank Sinatra. The first time I heard his voice it was like, ‘Wow!’ He’s so funny in this role. He’s so full of it and arrogant.”
Despite playing a role that originated on stage, Pine says don’t expect him to appear on the Great White Way anytime soon.
“I was never much of a musical theater guy, but I have so much more respect for the art form, the physical exertion of doing eight shows on Broadway a week, I cannot even fathom it.”
• Reporting by REAGAN ALEXANDER