Pine stars in comedic play at Mark Taper

LOS ANGELES Fans of "Star Trek" actor Chris Pine are most familiar with seeing him on the big screen. But right now, fans can see a very different side of the Hollywood celeb on stage at the Mark Taper Forum in the dark comedic play, "The Lieutenant of Inishmore."

"I'm a terrorist. And I am doing some pretty nasty business in the first scene where you meet me and then get a phone call from my father who is telling me that my cat is in bad shape," said Pine. "This drives me into a frenzy and then comedy, chaos and major bloodshed ensues."

Pine's big screen career may be taking off, but he loves returning to his roots in the theatre.

"I love the immediacy of it that you just don't get in film," said Pine."When you are up on stage and have 700 people that are there and invested there is an energy that's traded between the actor and the audience that you just don't get on film. It's a huge rush."

Pine will continue getting that rush until August 8. And early next year, he's set to start shooting the "Star Trek" sequel.

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