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Chris Pine Addresses Losing ‘The O. C.’ Role Due to ‘Bad Acne’

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Chris Pine Addresses Losing 'The O. C.' Role Due to 'Bad Acne'
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Chris Pine is opening up about not touchdown the position of Ryan Atwood in The O.C. resulting from his dangerous 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 Completely happy 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 resulting from 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 Lady star stated. “I had terrible pores and skin as a youngster, 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 folks doing fairly issues, and dangerous zits shouldn’t be a key [to that].”

When the host joked that it’s a disgrace the actor didn’t get the position as a result of perhaps 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 dangerous pores and skin. … It was probably the most 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 impression on him.

“It’s so unusual. Folks speak about weight problems — and, clearly, I perceive the problem of that — or they speak about any types of issues, and I really feel like zits is thought to be this factor of like, ‘Oh, it’s identical to, what you undergo as a youngster.’ And it may be,” he stated. “And it may be sort of identical to you get a pimple in your brow. It can be tremendously debilitating and actually, severely, 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 sort of depths of sorrow it could actually 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 house 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 reside.

Poolman is in theaters now.

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