Chris Pine got quite the wake-up call when he filmed the 2006 romantic comedy "Just My Luck" with paparazzi magnet Lindsay Lohan.
"It was a real cyclone of insanity, like being around The Beatles," the 33-year-old "Star Trek" actor told The Hollywood Reporter. "It was fascinating to watch, and in hindsight it's really a distinct moment in someone's life when you see what's really wonderful about what we get to do and what's really dangerous about it."
Pine added, "Hollywood is like living in a weird bubble. A bunch of people take care of you and get you stuff, and you're the center of that little microcosmic world. You start believing that it is real and ...you deserve it."
Unlike many young stars, Pine puts a premium on his privacy. His romantic life, for example, is "something I don't really want to talk about." And he has no intention of joining Twitter, either.
"F--k no," he says of signing up for the social networking site. "What am I going to tweet about? My sneakers? Or, 'I have 140,000 friends on Facebook.' What does that even mean? I find it to be a waste of time. The internet is so caustic; just a place where people get to spew nonsense and bulls--t."
Pine's problem with being a public figure is only exacerbated by the paparazzi.
"They f---ing suck," he says. "The light of my flame was really bright after Star Trek [in 2009], and I had that bizarre convergence of everything's so intense for about a month, and then it died down. During that time, they're f---ing chasing you, and you're driving at speeds you shouldn't be driving at. Thankfully, I don't really have much of that anymore."
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