Chris Pine talks about putting his body on display for Wonder Woman.
After the Amazons finish interrogating the Allied spy, Captain Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) is allowed to get cleaned up, bathing in Themyscira's pristine and magical fountains. Having lots of questions for the first man she has ever encountered and not giving a second thought to invading his privacy, Wonder Woman walks into the room and gets an eyeful when Steve steps out of the bath without a stitch of clothes on.
The moment is awkward for Steve, and he becomes a bit meek and bashful, covering his manhood. Wonder Woman comes off as purely curious, looking at his body with fascination. And while glancing down at his manhood, she asks Steven if he would describe himself as a typical man. A bit stunned by the bold question, he tells her that he considers himself "slightly above average."
In a recent interview, Chris Pine shared his thoughts on the revealing scene. "I actually knew I was going to do the movie because of that," Pine told KABC. "I felt like Kate Capshaw or something in Indiana Jones [and the Temple of Doom]. It was just such a funny, such a male, such a dumb joke. It was a great moment. I really enjoyed that."
Pine explained in another interview that he wasn't actually nude on the set, although the red speedos he had to wear made him feel as though he was.
As for filming the comical bath scene, cinematographer Matthew Jensen described how difficult it was to light the scene without relying on candlelight. "It was an enormous technical problem for me," Jensen admitted to THR, "as we were dealing with the idea that the Amazons had harnessed the power of the water that was running through the city and they could have light emerging from the water — and that's really what was allowing them to see at night, because we didn't want to deal with the standard candles and torches as a source of lighting at night. So I was trying to light the scenes basically all from these glowing vases and that idea came together very late.
"It was about lighting the scene as if the light was coming from those vases and the healing water Chris is in, but also giving enough light to make them look attractive and still see them and get things in focus," he continued. "It had to feel real and also register on film and also have mood and texture. And then during all of that, all the while remember that this is an intimate scene between two characters forging their bond at the beginning. The pool was leaking which was hilarious. There are all sorts of challenges to overcome, even just a simple scene. The great thing about all of that is Chris and Gal had such good chemistry and Patty was so good at just sort of shrinking the whole process down, so it became about them in the room relating and us getting out of the way with the camera. And not being fancy and just allowing two characters to relate."
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Joining Gal Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, Wonder Woman.
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