Chris Pine’s Poolman Premiere Look Is Proof He’s Still in Character

Chris Pine.
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Chris Pine made a significant model assertion on the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie, Poolman, which marks his directorial debut.

On the pink carpet, Pine, 43, had Us feeling not sure of the place to look as he donned a beige “I Coronary heart LA” shirt beneath a linen blazer adorned with a single flower on the lapel. He paired the items with tiny corduroy shorts, retro tube socks and brown mountaineering boots. 

Pine wore his grown-out blonde locks unfastened, accessorizing with a pair of sun shades on the highest of his head. His shaggy beard was additionally on full show. 

So, why did Pine sport the wacky look, you ask? The getup is an apparent nod to his Poolman character, Darren Barrenman, who’s  a Los Angeles pool cleaner. His character’s wardrobe contains floppy hats, outdated graphic T-shirts and, in fact, tiny swim trunks.

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The film follows Pine’s Darren as he takes care of the pool of the Tahitian Tiki residence block. Whereas working daily to make his hometown a greater place, he’s tasked by a femme fatale to uncover the reality behind a shady enterprise deal, per IMDb. Poolman additionally stars Annette Bening, Danny DeVito, Jennifer Jason Leigh and DeWanda Smart

The movie’s producer Stacey Sher beforehand revealed that the mission is Pine’s personal “love letter” to Los Angeles, the place he was born and raised.

“It’s a love letter and a type of cautionary name to L.A. as a result of the irritating a part of L.A. is we’re at all times erasing our historical past,” Sher informed Deadline final 12 months. “His love of all the pieces that was and his nostalgia may be very Chris and never simply Darren. His letters to the writers are written on his classic typewriter that can also be used within the movie. It’s no coincidence that Darren’s two spirit animals are Erin Brockovich and Bruce Lee as a result of they symbolize his philosophies.”