Chris Pine on how he sizes up to Michael Fassbender: ‘I’d certainly match him’

Scottish 'Outlaw King' Premiere in Edinburgh

Here are some photos of Chris Pine at the Edinburgh premiere of Netflix’s Outlaw King, where Pine plays Robert the Bruce. The premiere was last month, I just never got around to posting these excellently tweedy photos. Pine is such a dandy – he loves to experiment with different colors and textures, and very few celebrity men would have attempted a three-piece brown tweed suit. He looks like a hot Scottish professor.

Anyway, as we’ve heard over and over again, Chris Pine goes full-frontal in Outlaw King. There’s a brief scene where he’s bathing and the Pine Tree is seen by all. Since on-screen male frontal nudity happens so rarely, the few men who do show off their bits and pieces tend to get compared to one another. The last guy who got a lot of attention for his full-frontal nudity was Michael Fassbender in Shame. So, obviously:

Chris Pine assures he’s equally as impressive as Michael Fassbender in their full-frontal nude scenes, even though Pine’s only naked onscreen for a fraction of the time.

“A lot has been made about me being nude, and quite honestly, I’m only naked for — it’s no Fassbender situation,” Pine, 38, told BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday. Pine was referencing Fassbender’s infamous nude scene in Steve McQueen’s 2011 sex addiction film “Shame.”

Still, make no mistake: He’s not intimidated by Fassbender’s member, quipping, “I mean, I’d certainly match him.”

Pine explained of his choice to go briefly full frontal in a bathing scene in “Outlaw King,” “Underneath the emperor’s clothes, he’s a naked person. I want to see the animal and I want to see the king.”

[From Page Six]

I remember the press around Shame and Fassbender’s bits, and I still think that whole conversation/obsession was unique because… um, everyone was like “mother of God, he’s hung like a horse.” Plus, Shame was this weird, artsy film about sex addiction and I’m still a little bit mad that Fassbender wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for it. My point is that the conversation around Fassbender felt organic, because people were genuinely surprised by all of it – the nudity, the quality of the film, and his performance. I love Pine, but the conversation around the Pine Tree is different, and there’s something inorganic about it. Pine REALLY wants to talk about it, and he’s really using the Pine Tree conversation to promote the movie. As for Pine’s claim that “I’d certainly match him,” I’m going to need a side-by-side comparison in person to make a final ruling on this. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.

Scottish 'Outlaw King' Premiere in Edinburgh

Scottish 'Outlaw King' Premiere in Edinburgh

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  1. Lala11_7 says:

    I just FAINTED…off of the headline alone…

    I REALLY don’t need to read the story…

    Seriously…I don’t….


    And I agree with you regarding Fassbender NOT getting an Oscar nomination…his character was brutal, haunting, desperate…and yet STILL searched for redemption…it was the BEST performance I saw on screen that year…one of the BEST I have ever seen…AIN’T that what Oscar nods are SUPPOSED to be about?!?!

  2. Astrid says:

    yeah, I don’t remember the Fass bragging. The Pine conversation seems inorganic

    • Lala11_7 says:

      Oh…I can assure you…IT WAS EPIC!!!! And I think that’s one of the reasons why he DIDN’T get an Oscar nomination…cause folks were just looking at the first five minutes of the movie and pretty much forgot EVERYTHING ELSE! The ONLY exciting thing about it for me…was that they FINALLY showed some male frontal…I don’t even care about size, etc…I just wanna see some MALE BITS after CENTURIES of just highlighting women! And it was a totally organic situation…he was walking back and forth from the bathroom…getting dressed in the morning… pretty much…what WE ALL DO! But folks…LOST THEIR MINDS!

  3. Nicegirl says:

    I’d take a gander at the Pine 🌲.

  4. Still_Sarah says:

    “As for Pine’s claim that “I’d certainly match him,” I’m going to need a side-by-side comparison in person to make a final ruling on this. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.”

    I agree, Kaiser. Science demands that we be accurate. This is no time for anecdotal evidence.

  5. Onemoretime says:

    And Fassy eventually got tired of everyone talking about. His performance was more than his “piece” and he should have most definitely gotten an Oscar nom from that movie. All tho it was nice, very nice!

    • gemcat says:

      personally I think Fassbender was better and more deserving of an Oscar in Steve McQueen’s Hunger, than he was in Shame…I think he was completely naked in that too from memory …in a way more brutal way though eeeeek

  6. LizB says:

    Shut up, men. God. Women do nude scenes in films all the time and don’t brag about the size of their t*tties or whatever.

    • SM says:

      That was my feeling too. While the talk around the Fassdong was justified simply because it was a film about sex, the “naked in the bath” sceen for a brief moment is different. He also was so smug about the tweets Graham Norton showed about some ladies melting over thr Pinetree, he lost any chance getting affection for him at least from me. And finaly, is this what Chris wants to focus the conversation on: to swing and compare dicks? Total boner killer. Deffinitely, not the best Chris.

  7. Sandy4ever says:

    After all his faux outrage and explaining his nudity with head-scratching artistic reasons, he’s finally showing his true colours, namely how sincerely big-headed he is. Yes, Chris let’s in no way not talk about your awesome dick.

  8. Yeahright says:

    He’s dressed like my grandpa

  9. cory says:

    Having seen this movie……he definitely doesn’t.

    • Mgsota says:

      Maybe he’s a grower, not a show-er.

      • cory says:

        Sure maybe, plenty of men are. But if you go around yapping about your junk don’t be surprised when people call you out on your hyperbole.

        It was an ok movie overall.

      • Sigh... says:

        So a pine CONE, not a pine tree…?

        Yea, yea, I’ll see myself out.

    • Steff says:

      Pine set himself up for this. Is every actor that does full frontal going to be compared to the great almighty Fassbender? That’s setting the bar too high.

  10. holly hobby says:

    I’m here for the fabulous pics of him as hot professor. That’s all I got.

  11. Jayna says:

    I’ve never seen Shame. I guess I need to catch it now.

    This type of promotion with Chris reminds me of when Jennifer Lawrence did the same thing. It was so transparent she was using the nudity talk in every interview to promote the movie.

  12. Pulplove says:

    Ugh, he’s right on his way to turn into a true douchebag. Next to a handsome AND fantastic actor like Fassy that’s the only thing that might match him. Acting-wise he can’t hold a candle to him.

    I used to like granddad Chris, but last year he trash-talked “Infinity War” and it was a classic case of second-hand embarrassment since it was for everyone to see and hear that he didn’t have the slightest clue what the film was about. It was a downright dumb statement. As is this one now. Does the world need another man flaunting and comparing his bits like that?

    • Sonia says:

      But at least Chris Pine isn’t a violent alcoholic like Fassbender so he still wins.

      • Pulplove says:

        He’s not winning anything in my book, quite the contrary. He displayed how disingenuous his astonishment about all the attention to his nudity was. At first, he explained his full frontal with artistic reasons (“to show that we’re animals”, eh, and that isn’t sufficiently shown in the excessive, and brutal battle scenes?) whereas now he is openly using this as a selling point for himself (and the film).

  13. DesertReal says:

    I’ll bring the popcorn for this screening/side by side comparison.
    Just sayin’

  14. Anna says:

    zoe has good taste

  15. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    Ugh, the pinky ring