Chris Pine tells people to get over his penis: "More interesting or revelatory things in Outlaw King"
The actor took it upon himself to remind the audience that a brief nude scene shouldn't hijack the main message of the movie.
Chris Pine told the audience at Toronto Film Festival to get over his penis and concentrate on 'Outlaw King', his Netflix movie that opened the festival on Thursday night, and that had many deboweling and beheading scenes of interest.
Pine's penis was trending on social media and within festival goers after scenes of full front nudity figured during a bath scene in the Robert the Bruce epic.
"We all have certain body parts, and people want to talk about that, but there's so much deboweling and beheading in this film, it nearly makes your mind spin," Pine told a festival press conference in Toronto.
"That somehow to a human modern audience is not nearly as interesting or revelatory than someone showing a sex scene or a penis."
Pine reunites in 'Outlaw King', with 'Hell or High Water' director David Mackenzie for a historical epic about the King of Scots, who ruled from 1306 until his death in 1329.
Director Mackenzie defended his actor by putting the scene in context. "The guy's having a bath, and people don't tend to do that with their clothes on," he said.
The main message is, Pine concluded, that "human beings can be beasts."
Chris Pine doing full frontal for OUTLAW KING is the end to the challenge of Greatest Chris.— Brian Duffield (@BrianDuffield) September 7, 2018