The actor talks about preparing for his role as Prince Charming in Into the Woods

By Samantha McIntyre
Updated November 22, 2014 07:50 PM
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Chris Pine shows off his vocal chops as a singing Prince Charming in the upcoming film adaption of Into the Woods, but the actor notes that his singing ability comes a bit naturally.

“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.”

Pine plays the prince alongside an A-list cast including Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt, who previously praised his singing ability.

“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.”


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