Bald Chris Pine explains why he cut off his hair with clippers
LAS VEGAS — Chris Pine showed off his surprising new bald look in Vegas on Wednesday. It's his idea, his handiwork — and his story is the best hair tale you'll hear all day.
"Yes, I did it myself, I used clippers," Pine told USA TODAY before taking the CinemaCon stage to promote his new movie Wonder Woman during the Warner Bros. presentation at the national convention of theater owners.
Pine's new look isn't for an upcoming acting role. Star Trek's Captain Kirk was home ill with long hair and a full beard when he decided to start cutting out of boredom. It was an elaborate process, as he explained.
"I went through phases. So I had long hair and a beard. And first I did a facial hair thing. That was fun. I did the mustache. I did a little General Sherman," Pine said of the Civil War general with a distinctive receding hairline and beard. "Then I did a full-shaved back (of the head). That was fun for a day."
Please take a moment and imagine Chris Pine walking around his house with a shaved back of his head.
But the work went on.
"Then I got a fade. Then I started doing designs. And then I got real bored," said Pine, admitting to hitting a hair "nadir."
"I went full chop," Pine said.
The look suits the genetically blessed Pine well. And he knocked out solid banter with director Patty Jenkins about Wonder Woman before a CinemaCon crowd before showing off footage which went down well in the auditorium.
But will he keep the look?
"It's a little intense," said Pine. "But it's easy. And it's cool, meaning cool like in a breeze."
Pine said already people are mixing him up with other bald celebrities.
"Someone thought I was Jason Statham," said Pine.
The star will have a perfect head of hair onscreen in Wonder Woman when it opens June 2.