'Outlaw King': Chris Pine compares his full-frontal nudity to Michael Fassbender's in 'Shame'
Pine has already addressed the sensationalization, claiming it's a tad bit biased and highlights the 'double standards' that exist for male and female stars baring it all on screen
Chris Pine might be the reigning Chris in the entertainment industry right now, but that title comes with its own not-so-favorable perks. And that includes the fact that he has a brief, but very striking nude scene in his upcoming Netflix venture, 'Outlaw King', that has been blown out of proportion by both his fans and the media alike. Pine has already addressed the sensationalizing of his full frontal nudity claiming that it's a tad bit biased and highlights the 'double standards' that exist for male and female stars baring it all on screen. But now, he has added to the narrative, addressing a comparison with Michael Fassbender's butt naked scene in Steve McQueen's 'Shame'.
'Outlaw King' showcases Pine as the real-life character of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, who marched an entire rebellion to reclaim his reign. And while the movie has been branded by critics and fans alike as the bloodiest, goriest show after 'Game of Thrones' — sort of making up for the lack of a season from the popular HBO series this year — yet another reason that has emerged for people to watch the movie happens to be this highly spoken-about nude scene.
"A lot has been made about me being nude," Pine shared in a BBC Radio 1 video, continuing: "and quite honestly, I’m only naked for — it’s no Fassbender situation." The actor known for his roles in 'Princess Diaries 2' and the more recent 'Wonder Woman' movie, might be a modest gentleman, but in this case, he went all out on admitting that he doesn't sell short in the aspect. "I mean, I’d certainly match him," he explained referencing the 2011 film.
And if his fans are to be believed, he is way beyond the glorious scene that was Fassbender's nudity in 'Shame'. But at the same time, Pine's views on the existing double standards are not to be overlooked either. "Florence (Pugh, his co-star) shows her entire body in this film, and no-one is talking about that," Pine told the Press Association. "And people want to talk about my penis like we’re a bunch of teenagers playing spin the bottle. I’d love to have an interesting conversation about why is it funny or pithy or a conversation to be had about that, whereas Florence is not. Is she expected to do that because she is a woman and I’m not expected to do that because I’m a man? What is it really? I don’t know, totally."
'Outlaw King' comes out on Netflix this Friday, November 9, so in case you're unaware of what this whole buzz is all about, don't miss it!