Chris Pine on ‘MAGA’: ‘What period of history are we talking about? Jim Crow, slavery?’

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Variety is doing their Actors on Actors series ahead of the Emmy nominations announcement on July 16th (the voting on the nominations is happening now). While the roundtable conversations are more difficult to cover because everyone is talking over each other, I tend to find these actor-on-actor series kind of disappointing too, especially depending on the pairing. But I found this pairing to be rather interesting: Chris Pine (the best Chris) and Robin Wright. They worked together in Wonder Woman, and Robin is shilling for House of Cards and Chris is shilling for I Am the Night. Many people – myself included – believe Pine is the Best Chris because he’s the wokest. He’s the one working with female directors and weeping at songs about the Civil Rights movement. He’s the one who can actually sit down with a woman over the age of 50 and really have a conversation with her about female leadership and the current state of politics. It’s good! You can see the full video here. Some highlights:

Chris on MAGA: “I always think this idea of like “Make America Great Again” — Also, what period of history are we talking about? Jim Crow, slavery? I’m not quite sure what. This is not to hate on the country in which I live, which I love dearly, but we’ve had problems forever and ever.

Chris on the new Wonder Woman movie: “Those questions, we’re going to have to go through — what contracts have I signed?… I found this time, the tables had turned on me as a man, in terms of how I interacted and played on the screen. I loved, as the character, my woman. My partner. She’s my partner. So that came to define this man. What a wonderful thing, as a character, to be in love. As a man on screen in a big film, it was interesting because my ego comes out: “Well, I want the big f–king fight. Let me climb something.” And Patty’s like, “ No, not about you.” She said “not about you” more times making this film.

Chris on Robin’s performance in House of Cards: “Just Claire’s shoe collection alone probably should be in the Guggenheim. When you took your shoes off in one scene, I was thinking, “It’s like taking off a piece of her armor.”

[From Variety]

His comments about “MAGA” have been making the rounds on political outlets for some reason, even though we already know all about what he’s discussing. “Making America Great AGAIN” is a dog-whistle to white folks who believe that America was not “great” under Barack Obama’s leadership. Great = White. MAGA = We need to get white dudes in the White House again. It really is that simple. But yes, all of the MAGA types would love to go back to Jim Crow laws and slavery too. For real.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I really like that he talks so openly about his ego and how its weird to NOT be the lead in an action movie, as a man. He goes from Captain Kirk (and I love him as Kirk) to the supporting role in Wonder Woman, and I can imagine that can be weird for your ego, especially in Hollywood. So I appreciate that he talks about it. And clearly the women he works with like him, since he does repeat work with directors etc.

    And he’s spot on with MAGA. Make America great again….for whom? I think we all know the answer to that, but again I think it’s good to hear a white man just come out and say it.

    • Seraphina says:

      @Becks1, took the words out of my mouth. It was great to read the director said: not about you and he admitted. Very in touch with himself. That takes a big person to admit. May be small thing to some, but I don’t see it that way.

      And YES! What period of American history do we want to bring back???? We have always had our issues (as every country does).

      Bravo to Chris. Speaking openly and honestly.

  2. Snazzy says:

    He is close to my favorite Chris – Evans remains my number 1. Pine lost it when I saw pics of his wearing flip flops at the airport.Yes, I’m that petty & judgemental.

    Otherwise, I love what he says about the shoes here. It’s actually also how I feel about wearing red lipstick. Mr Snazzy hates it but I ignore him – red lipstick is my armour, prepares me for the battle ahead and I love it.

    • Darla says:

      I love your entire comment and would like to cosign it.

    • Tori says:

      For me it’s wearing sweatpants in public. Like the late Karl Lagerfeld said: ““Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.”. Have some self-respect and dignity and wear actual pants.

      • Enn says:

        Rude.

        Signed,

        I wear sweatpants because I like comfort in the winter

      • Aang says:

        I live in flannel pants all winter. And Idgaf who judges me for it. I’ve earned warmth and comfort and owe nothing to anyone. My armor is hard won self acceptance.

      • Monicack says:

        The 1950s called. They want their misogyny back.

      • Tori says:

        @ Monicack. I was responding to the original poster talking about flipflops. I responded with my petty and judgmental side but about people wearing sweatpants in public (especially those oversized blue Adidas ones with the white line on the side, ugh). I may have participated in some sweatpant shaming but how did you get misogyny out of that? Or is that just a knee-jerk reaction to everything?

      • Christin says:

        Lagerfeld made his fortune in an industry that tries to convince people (mostly women) that clothing they already have or can afford isn’t good enough.

        Sweatpants are comfortable, never go out of style and can be purchased for a small amount of money. No fashion designer is going to like that.

      • Annabel says:

        @ Tori Totally with you on this. Sweatpants only make sense in public if you’re on your way to or from the gym. Otherwise, be a grown-up and put on some real pants.

      • Tori says:

        @ Christin I agree the luxury brand fashion industry is snobbish to say the least while it’s mostly about pushing their products. They’ve also set out some very unhealthy beauty standards which are finally changing, bit by bit. That said, I thought his quote about sweatpants was snarky and I used it to illustrate my completely childish petty opinion about sweatpants. It’s still not clear to me how something like that could be interpreted as misogynist. When you start labeling everything a certain way the label starts to lose its true meaning.

      • Monicack says:

        Tori
        You quote Karl Lagerfeld, a man who made no secret of his contempt for women who don’t use the male gaze as their mirror. And you’re confused about why I made misogyny a part of the conversation?

      • FredsMother says:

        @Tori I agree with you. Wear sweat pants at home or at the gym. I feel you’ve given up when you wear sweatpants, flip flops or yoga clothes to take a flight or anything Kanye has designed as day wear. And that applies to men and women.

        I did this once then someone asked why I look like the people who go to Walmart at 10pm at night. If you wake up and feel like wearing sweat pants to the supermarket just Google people of Walmart… I feel sure you’ll get changed. 😁🤷🏾‍♀️

      • Tori says:

        @ Monicack And again: I made a judgy and petty remark about sweatpants. Let me say that again: sweatpants. Yes, I used a snarky Lagerfeld-quote. About sweatpants. For you to draw the line from me being dickish about sweatpants to misogyny seems kind of excessive, doesn’t it? Especially because I don’t like sweatpants on either men or women. Sweatpants.

      • Monicack says:

        Tori
        Your fragility over my comment illustrates my point. To refuse to allow broader context in regards to *your* statement is another example of the not-me-ism that keeps disenfranchisement alive and well. Additionally, dragging out the eye-rolls at the misogyny accusation mirrors attempts to silence dissent by claiming everything has become so PC.

        If a person, especially a woman, wears sweatpants to hell and back while exercising her agency and not apologizing for taking up space then she is the exact opposite of everything you and Uncle Karl seem to believe she embodies.

        Discussing misogyny is a knee-jerk reaction? Let me guess…all lives matter, there are good people on both sides and not all cops are bad? Yay! I can be petty and judgy too.

      • Arnk says:

        I’ll look as ugly as I want in public or at home. There are greater concerns in life than looking like the “people of Walmart”, or what you actually probably mean – poor people.

      • CROWHOOD says:

        Yo everybody leave Tori alone. You don’t have to wear real pants, she doesn’t haven’t o wear sweatpants, nobody Has to hold
        Her
        Responsible for Karl Lagerfield. Chill.

    • grabbyhands says:

      Totally feeling you on the red lipstick- the redder and tartier the better. Everyone should have at least one in their arsenal.

    • Monicack says:

      MAC’s Ruby Woo til the end. I have a box of it in my freezer.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      Pretty sure it was Dear Abby it maybe Miss Manners who said all fashion bets are off while flying, comfort is key

    • TasteeIce says:

      Evans is the one who talked about what a “slut” a fictional character is, right? Great guy.

    • Mash says:

      I love a good lipstick and a dress…. my fiance has only seen me in pants maybe 5 times in 2 years…

      a good matte dark or red lipstick and a dress is my armor!

  3. trace_smiles says:

    Best Chris… hands down. Intelligent, compassionate, really interesting actor and yes, gorgeous.

  4. grabbyhands says:

    While for most people I think MAGA is basically post war USA before being gay was okay, before women and POC started getting uppity and white men ruled without question or challenge (I mean, even more than they do now), for some people it actually does mean slavery. We have a frightening number of people who like to behave as if the Civil War is still happening (ironically it’s always these jackasses calling people snowflakes and telling them to get over stuff) and those people will tell you until their dying breaths that slavery wasn’t a big deal and that most black people were grateful to their owners (a sentence that makes me physically ill even typing).

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I like what u say as it makes sense. It’s similar to here in the U.K. where the Brexiteers want to see a return to how things were before we joined the EU but I don’t understand why as it was awful.

      • Tori says:

        I’m from mainland Europe and there are so many people here that want to leave the EU as well. They’re usually the types of people that are very wary of everything they don’t understand, which is usually a lot, and think minorities are out to get them. They don’t seem to understand that leaving the EU would actually politically and economically weaken us. They even go as far as to support people that share their distrust, even when these people go against their interests. I recently read a guy that applauded Trump for threatening the EU with more tariffs and wanting to hurt its economy if the EU didn’t give into his demands. Uhmm…you do realize you live in the EU and Trump is actually threatening you, right?

      • Dee Kay says:

        @Tori: WOW. I’m always amazed when people hope for things that will hurt them. Plenty of people in the U.S. do that, too, I guess I thought it was an American phenomenon, but if EU citizens are actively rooting for Trump to impose tariffs on them…just wow.

      • detta says:

        Yes, unfortunately there are way too many people in mainland Europe who would sign on leaving the EU. However: I dare say it is not the majority. In the elections for the European parliament a few weeks ago the right wing parties – which basically all want to destroy the current EU setup – did not gain as much as feared. Most people did vote for parties who are pro EU. As easy as it is to give in to gloom and doom, and I am the first to shake my head at the stupidity of too many (i.e. those turkey voting for Christmas ones etc.), the election result actually wasn’t too catastrophic.

    • I think it’s embracing an ideal that wasn’t as pretty when you look past the surface. My parents and grandparents were able to own homes, raise a family, earn a pension and live a solid middle class lifestyle with a traditional man works same job for 30 years, woman stayed home and raised babies, family dog and picket fence picture.
      It was the bootstraps everyone can make it mentality because at the time we ignored social issues and inequalities… its just the way it was.

      So I read make America great as let’s go back to blissful ignorance and pretend all is rosy. Let’s ignore the shrinking middle class, gun violence, racism, food deserts, rise of hate crimes…. the list goes on.

      They want the era where middle class white folks were doing ok with heads firmly in the sand.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, Mad Men depicts that underbelly under the facade really well.

        Also, Stephen King’s book 11/22/63 painted such a picture of an era that might have been rosy on the surface but really f^cked up underneath.

      • FHMom says:

        Plus, it taps into an anger felt by those who want that back.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Esmom I was going to mention Mad Men too. Except what most MAGAts don’t understand is that they would not have been like Don Draper, or his wife, going to garden parties at mansions or whatever. They don’t think about what things were like for lower class Americans at the time. And they continue to let this delusion affect how they vote now.

      • Bettyrose says:

        What Mad Men depicted really well was that middle class white men had the luxury of mediocrity while still demanding unearned respect.

        But not all white men. Don who was both intelligent and attractive was born poor and had to lie & cheat his way into that world, and the stress ate him from the inside. So even a return to that era wouldn’t be so peachy for all MAGAs.

      • Dee Kay says:

        Yes one of the main points of Mad Men was that patriarchy hurts everyone, including the men. It showed the numerous ways that the women suffered (unequal opportunities and pay, being constantly sexualized and objectified and patronized when the women were doing 90% of the heavy lifting, even the women that did exactly what they were told weren’t happy or satisfied with their lives). But it also did a great job showing that the men were completely messed up psychologically too — they had all the outward success but were often lonely, desperate, insecure, full of envy, spite, and jealousy, needy without knowing how to satisfy their existential needs, etc. Don, who used lies to make his way in the world, understood better than other men that every part of his life — except for his creativity, his love for his kids, and his real friendships with Anna and Peggy — was a lie, and it ate him up from the inside.

    • lucy2 says:

      I always think of it as a return to the 1950s to early 1960s, which were , of course, good only for white men. Gross.

      What Pine says here is pretty spot on, and I also appreciate him relaying the exchange with Jenkins about it not being about him.

    • Rocķy says:

      That was also when business and the wealthy paid taxes. Which was the part that mad America great because the middle class wasn’t being taxed out of existence and the country could afford things like education and infrastructure. They forget that part.

      • Lorelei says:

        Agree with all of the comments on Mad Men. But sadly the people who need to hear it aren’t thinking critically about any of these issues.

    • Mash says:

      black person here — so i just learned about “buck breaking” or buttbusting (sexually violating a male slave in front his family and other slaves to emasculate him and demoralize his strength/ deter perceived rebelliousness) and the “seasoning farms” in the Caribbean (a hotbed for the previous) . But Ive always heard from my elders about sex breeding farms, and where the dozens jokes came from (forced incest among slaves and selling the malformed offspring at a auction by the dozen). Castration while lynching…etc.etc.

      i dont think white america truly understands nor wants to even comprehend that the ferocity that has been inflicted black americans and native americans……its something i will never forget.

      when i hear MAGA i just think white people be soooo scared of us that they would have a slogan to hearken back to the time when this ish was norm OMG smh

      • MuttonChop says:

        I’ve never heard of this before. It’s truly horrifying and heartbreaking. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. Elkie says:

    Wow, the MAGATs on that Twitter thread really are exactly as dumb and ignorant about American history as you thought they would be.

    “Lincoln freed the slaves 150 years ago so the guy who refused to rent to black people and demanded five innocent kids be put to death for the colour of their skin can’t be racist! And all actors and c-list reality slebs should know their lane and not get involved in politics, unless they’re Reagan or Trump, who were especially smart because of all their brain-boosting Alzheimer’s!!”

    • Denisemich says:

      Okay but why is MAGA always about slavery aka black people.

      MAGA is about misogyny. It is about America saying we are sick of women especially women wanting equal rights. It is why abortion rights not black rights are being attacked. Stop the bull.

      White women need to recognize that America does not want them empowered. This is not a Black thing it is a woman thing.

      • detta says:

        It can be and is about both these things. Just like Brexit MAGA means different things to different people. That is why it ‘works’ for so many; they can pick what they want to go back to. Those responsible for these slogans/movements are clever enough to not stick one specific label on that shit, so anyone can buy into their own brand of -ism (or -gyny) when following them.
        And I am positive that there are MAGA fans out there who easily combine it all; i.e. they would love to have slavery back in the US and all women at home raising the kids and without their own voices.

      • Mash says:

        @denisemich this comment is terribly isolating

        so im going to repeat my comment here to make you understand or try to comprehend (which you wont) what MAGA really all entails on a racial note

        black person here — so i just learned about “buck breaking” or buttbusting (sexually violating a male slave in front his family and other slaves to emasculate him and demoralize his strength/ deter perceived rebelliousness) and the “seasoning farms” in the Caribbean (a hotbed for the previous) . But Ive always heard from my elders about sex breeding farms, and where the dozens jokes came from (forced incest among slaves and selling the malformed offspring at a auction by the dozen). Castration while lynching…etc.etc.

        i dont think white america truly understands nor wants to even comprehend that the ferocity that has been inflicted black americans and native americans……its something i will never forget.

        when i hear MAGA i just think white people be soooo scared of us that they would have a slogan to hearken back to the time when this ish was norm OMG smh

  6. Tori says:

    The office of the president symbolizes an underlying truth: while minorities and women were gaining rights they were still very much excluded from the most powerful position in the country. When Obama became president that threatened the worldview of a lot of people. If a black man can become president what would stop a woman or queer person from becoming president? Having to compete with so many more people that were otherwise excluded from even participating freaked some people out so much they went all in for an incompetent, pathological liar and narcissist. They would rather have him as president as to maintain their worldview and delude themselves into thinking they’re more special than they are than to have to admit to themselves that on an even playing field they don’t measure up.

    • Agree with everything you wrote. Yet here we are at the start of a new election cycle and the main players remain the same old status quo wealthy white men that have led the charge down the path of destruction.

      • Tori says:

        Yes, it’s scary. It’s not only the status quo leading the charge but they’re deliberately undoing the progress that was made. Those new abortion laws are absolutely terrifying. Those laws aren’t just aimed at pushing through a certain ideology but also communicate how people supporting those laws feel about women. I’m honestly terrified what they’ll think up next for the LGBTQ-community.

      • Anne Call says:

        I’ve been through a lot of election cycles and there were not ever-at least 2 women vying for the nomination, an out and proud gay man rising in the polls, and serious candidates who are African-American and Hispanic and Asian. We’ve come along way and I think and hope that trump is some sort of horrible last gasp of the old America. As their numbers dwindle they’re getting more desperate, but we must prevail. I will be very disappointed if Biden gets the nomination but he will have someone like Harris as his VP and together they will turn back the destruction of the trump years.

    • Hermione says:

      Co-sign. You nailed it.

    • BeanieBean says:

      And still no Jewish president. Still a very long way to go & these idiots set us wayyy back.

  7. Digital Unicorn says:

    Hes like fine wine, gets better and hotter with age. The salt and pepper look suits him.

    I like that he owns his ego about wanting to do the big set pieces. I don’t get the vibes that he’s misogynistic about it, just honest and prolly a bit jealous that Gal got to do all the fun stuff. Lol.

  8. Snowflake says:

    After the so called Christians who were horrified about bill getting a bj in the oval office gave a trump a pass for an affair with a p0rn star, i will never set foot in a church again. It showed me that their so called morals they’ve been crowing about was fake. They gave trump a pass because they want a white Republican POTUS. So they like his policies which are, imo, about keeping America white. Their racism and hypocrisy disgusts me.

    Let me add a disclaimer: i am not saying if YOU are a Christian, you are a racist. You may not be. I’m saying the overall stance of the church community has led me to this conclusion.

    • Esmom says:

      I hear you. Same applies to their “pro-life” stance. Yesterday I was walking and saw a sticker up on a traffic light pole that said, “Give fetuses equal human rights. BAN abortions.” The rabid zealotry is mind boggling, especially when lives outside the womb seem to matter so little to these same people.

      • manda says:

        @esmom–yes, that is what is so confusing. I would probably have respect for the antiabortion movement if they also fought so hard for funding for services for low income families, for universal health care, for environmental protections, etc. But no

        @snowflake–yes, I’ve always been turned off by the judgey atmosphere at most churches. I’m thinking that one of those ones that is open to gays might not be that bad, but I don’t feel like I have anything missing from my life that I need to seek it out

    • Monicack says:

      If you stopped going to church then maybe you just wanted to stop going to church. Maybe you didn’t want to bolster your faith by seeking out a congregation that believes as you do and fights for inclusion and justice.

      I say this as someone on the outreach community at my church. Our church youth pride program should be epic next Sunday and I’m excited about our other myriad social initiatives as well.

      • Snowflake says:

        That’s nice. The last time I went to mom’s church, they were preaching against homosexuality. That turned me off of it in addition to what i mentioned above. You’re right, i could probably find more open minded churches. I’m not saying all churches/people are bad.

      • Tori says:

        @ Snowflake You were very clear in what you meant and that is was based on your own experiences. It is hypocritical to show yourself as a moral person with a certain set of morals only to completely abandon them when someone comes along that can give you what you want (like the recent abortion laws). I do remember hearing Mormons I think were generally not very big fans of Trump? Anyway, don’t mind the incessant virtue signalling.

      • Jrock says:

        Monicack, I believe you think your church is great. It’s possible to live in faith and do good things without attending a church. You needn’t pair with people to bolster your own faith. I was raised Catholic, and my parents-in-law are white, racist, petty, staunch Fox News Hypochristians. I believe in love and equality and freedom. I may have faith in me somewhere, but I’m certainly not gonna go to every church I see trying to find people like me. Not everyone needs church or god or religion in order to feel good things or do good things, and not everyone saying that they stopped going to church needs to be testified to. No one is telling you how to live your life by choosing to live theirs differently. Live and let live.

      • Clemetine says:

        Jrock that’s pretty much what she said, in a way that says it depends on what someone desires personally. In other words… live & let live.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’m not a church goer anymore myself, but in my experience the “church community” can vary pretty widely. I see a huge difference between the hard right evangelicals, and the church I grew up going to, which was very open and accepting, as well as a few of my friends who are very liberal and also religious.

  9. FHMom says:

    Chris Pine has messed with his face too much to be the best Chris. Google it, if you don’t believe me. His upper lip is filled, his cheeks, forehead. It’s a tie between Evans and Hemsworth. Pine’s dad Robert (original CHIPS) is better looking that he is.

    • WingKingdom says:

      I just completed an official investigation. I always assumed his upper lip was filled. However, going through the “before and after” and “through the years” photos on sites claiming he’s made changes to his face, I don’t see it. I think he’s done some aggressive skin care, and I think his lips look very different when he’s wearing chapstick vs no chapstick. But he’s looked the same since he was a young pup, with natural aging.

      If he’d had plastic surgery it wouldn’t have changed my opinion about him in the least. I was just curious.

      • cer says:

        He may have done something, apparently he had pretty bad acne as a teen and it left scars. But I don’t think he’s actually done anything other thank fixing the scars.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Now that’s quite an investigation, when you can tell with chapstick vs. no chapstick!

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t see it at all. He looks exactly the same for the last 15 or so years, except older. I don’t see any evidence of fillers.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I didn’t know that was his dad! I just googled it & I totally remember that guy. I’ll be darned. I have to disagree, though. I think Chris is the ‘better’ Pine, but Robert is still a handsome guy.

    • Mia4s says:

      Hemsworth?!? Please tell me you’re talking about looks here. On looks, sure, to each their own preference. But none of them have come close to touching Pine for talent and range (Evans has shown potential). Talent-wise Hemsworth is a very very distant third.

  10. buensenso says:

    just a thought…I’m european and in my country and many others, in the 90s america was a great role model, something to aspire to. we all thought it was some superior nation where dreams come true, where you are free and can be who you wanna be and can succeed and make a great life. now nobody has that vision of america. so, that image america used to have is something that existed and now is lost. maybe that’s a part of the ‘maga’ idea…to make america what it used to be back then.

    • Becks1 says:

      I can see what you are saying, but I think the point is that America was NEVER that ideal. America is a good country (generally speaking.) I think over the past 200 years we have made some big mistakes but I think we are trending upwards overall. I do think ironically, Trump is seriously damaging the US reputation, so we seem like we are really in a bad place, and we are no longer that ideal country in the eyes of others, but we were never actually that ideal country anyway.

      • buensenso says:

        makes sense. you did have great marketing then hahaha.

      • Esmom says:

        I guess “ideal” is relative. When my dad was a young boy during WWII, his family was caught between the Nazis and Soviets and walked across Europe to escape and eventually made it to the U.S. after several years in a refugee camp. To them, the U.S. was a shining beacon of hope and freedom. He still refuses to listen to anyone criticizing anything about the U.S. He’s a conservative (to my shame) but he hates Trump.

        Lots of conflicting emotions and evidence to the contrary but he remains steadfast that the U.S. is still the ideal. I’m actually afraid to talk to him about how might actually feel right now, 2.5 years into Trump, because we’ve had such awful arguments in the past. I stick to the weather instead, lol.

    • Anna says:

      That’s part of it. You have to remember, though, that just because outside countries believed it didn’t make it entirely true. Even in the 90s, the US had rampant issues with racism, sexism, and classism, which is what I think Chris (and other people in this thread) are saying. That image of America has never really existed, especially if you’re a woman, poor, or a person of color.

  11. Aang says:

    https://poets.org/poem/let-america-be-america-again
    This Langston Hughes poem says everything about MAGA that can ever be said.

  12. T.Fanty says:

    I don’t know. I think he talks a bit of a general game and kind of stays in his lane. In terms of Chrises, Evans is out there, trying to use his celebrity currency to activate change. I think that we’re past the point where general talking points in interviews constitutes anything meaningful. I like the movie choices he makes, but I think he’s all talk and no trousers.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t know, he’s not being too general here.
      I just looked it up, he doesn’t have social media, so he may not seem as vocal as Evans, who gets quoted from his twitter pretty often, but it looks like Pine is involved in a lot of charity stuff.

    • Mia4s says:

      “ trying to use his celebrity currency to activate change”

      ….meh. Evans talks a good game but call me when he starts actively working with and championing female filmmakers and creators. Since becoming Captain America he’s a big fat zero on that. But sure, he tweets well.

      • A says:

        I agree, all Evans does is talk,talk and talk. He’s a Gemini so he definitely has a way with words but I’ll only be impressed when he starts doing something IRL until then he’s Captain Bare Minimum in my book.

  13. agnes says:

    There was a vote recently and Pine is no longer Best Chris.

    Keanu now is Best Chris, obviously.

    http://www.pajiba.com/celebrities_are_better_than_you/march-madness-best-chris-bracket-chris-evans-defeated-by-keanu-reeves.php

  14. Ref7 says:

    Chris Pine! Echoing the previously-stated sentiments of myriad people (famous or otherwise) for the last four years.

  15. Yay Chris! He is absolutely correct. Doing the cross country deal with the family now, getting kids during summer and others in need hooked up with food banks. And oh yeah, talking to many and believe me, people everywhere have HAD it with this freak show. All we have to do is keep it together, all work in the most effective ways that we can collectively and individually, get the Senate, VOTE!!!! , pick the best candidate in the end, and this TrumpKushner show will be gone. But we can’t become complacent. It’s exhausting and nausea-inducing, yep we know that, but we will be damned if the legacy we leave for our future generations and country is a TrumpNation of hate and regression. HELL NO. We did it and mid-terms and we will do it again! Thanks all here for all you do and please don’t stop! LOVE.