Chris Pine appeared on The Late Late Show Tuesday evening with actress Patricia Arquette, and was immediately asked about the infamous crying moment he experienced during the 2015 Oscars back in February.
Show host, and longtime friend of Pine, James Corden decided to confront the actor about the moment by pulling out a picture for the audience to see. E! Online reports that Corden addressed Pine by saying the following.
“Chris, you were also at the Academy Awards this year. We’ve got a picture of you here, pulling out of a photo of Pine shedding a single tear. You seem to be crying.”
He went on to joke with the Into The Woods actor.
“You seem to be crying almost throughout the whole ceremony. Patricia won one—you know that, right?”
In the moment that the photo was taken of Pine, he was actually responding to the emotional music performance by Common and John Legend. The two soulful R&B singers were performing “Glory,” a song from the Oscar-winning film, Selma.
Selma is a historical drama film set during 1964, when Martin Luther King Jr. receives the Nobel Peace Prize. The film also explores the church explosion in Selma, Alabama, that killed four innocent, young black girls, and the march from Selma to Montgomery where King delivers a speech on the steps of the State Capital to thousands of African-Americans, as well as many White Americans that joined the march along the way.
During the interview with Pine, he was relentlessly teased by host James Corden for how good he looked in the photo of him crying. According to Us Weekly, Corden continued to poke fun at Pine.
“What’s annoying is, when I cry — I mean, I don’t look great in the best of times. When I cry I look disgusting. Look at this! Have you ever seen anyone look so handsome whilst they’re crying?”
Pine just kind of laughed off the comment by saying thank you, but then added that he did get some backlash for it from several people.
“Yeah, I got a lot of… it was a wonderful performance and it was really moving. A lot of people gave me a lot of crap for it.”
Towards the end of the interview, Pine added that he doesn’t expect to recreate the crying incident again anytime soon.
“I would say as an actor, [that’s] the only time in my life that I think I will be able to produce a single tear down my face.”
Pine is currently slated to reprise his role as Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek film, which is scheduled to come out sometime during 2016.
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