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Chris Pine Addresses Dropping ‘The O. C.’ Function Because of ‘Dangerous Pimples’

Chris Pine Addresses Dropping ‘The O. C.’ Function Because of ‘Dangerous Pimples’

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Chris Pine is opening up about not touchdown the position of Ryan Atwood in The O.C. attributable to his unhealthy zits on the time.

In Welcome to The O.C.: An Oral Historical past, which was launched in honor of the present’s twentieth anniversary, casting director Patrick Rush revealed that the Star Trek star didn’t get the lead half within the Fox present due to his pores and skin issues.

Throughout an look on the Joyful Unhappy Confused podcast forward of the discharge of Pine’s directorial debut, Poolman, host Josh Horowitz requested him if mentioning how he misplaced the position attributable to his zits was PTSD or a bitter level for him.

“No — I imply, it’s part of my life. Look, do I want…? The person didn’t have to speak about it. I imply, it’s his prerogative,” the Surprise Girl star stated. “I had terrible pores and skin as a young person, after which after faculty, my pores and skin began breaking out once more. I used to be going out for The O.C., which is a teenage melodrama. I can perceive that they wished to have fairly individuals doing fairly issues, and unhealthy zits is just not a key [to that].”

When the host joked that it’s a disgrace the actor didn’t get the position as a result of possibly his profession would’ve labored out if he had, Pine responded, “I don’t need to say, ‘I’m grateful for not having landed [the part].’ I’m alright, however it’s a little PTSD,” he added. “It’s no enjoyable having unhealthy pores and skin. … It was one of the traumatic factors of my life, however it’s my story, man.”

The position of Ryan Atwood ended up going to Ben McKenzie, who starred alongside Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Melinda Clarke, Tate Donovan and Alan Dale, with Chris Pratt and Olivia Wilde in recurring roles.

Later within the dialog with Horowitz, Pine addressed how laborious it was for him to have such extreme zits rising up, noting it had an emotional affect on him.

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“It’s so unusual. Individuals discuss weight problems — and, clearly, I perceive the issue of that — or they discuss any types of issues, and I really feel like zits is considered this factor of like, ‘Oh, it’s similar to, what you undergo as a young person.’ And it may be,” he stated. “And it may be form of similar to you get a pimple in your brow. It can be tremendously debilitating and actually, critically, emotionally incapacitating, which it was for me.”

He concluded, “So, for anybody on the market that’s experiencing that: I get you, I hear you, I’ve been there, I do know it. I understand how miserable it may be and the form of depths of sorrow it could possibly drag you to, however there’s a brighter day.”

Pine directed, starred in and co-wrote Poolman, which follows his character, Darren Barrenman, a Los Angeles pool cleaner who spends his days taking care of the Tahitian Tiki condo constructing’s pool. In the future, he’s approached by a femme fatale to uncover corruption and agrees in an effort to make his hometown a greater place to dwell.

Poolman is in theaters now.

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