‘People Like Us’ Star Chris Pine: ‘My Role Is More Character-Driven’ (VIDEO)

Chris Pine says his role in the new People Like Us is a far cry from the characters he played in the action-packed flicks Star Trek and This Means War.

“I play a really complicated character,” he told Celebuzz at the film’s NYC premiere on June 25 (see video above). “I think having coming from some bigger films, it was interesting for me to get involved in a project that was a lot smaller, a bit more character-driven.”

How intense is Pine’s role in the film?

He plays Sam, a man who’s dealing with both the death of his father and the shocking revelation that he has a half-sister he’s never met — Frankie, played by blonde beauty Elizabeth Banks.

Pine didn’t just talk about his red-hot movie career — he also reminisced about his childhood hangouts in Los Angeles, where he filmed scenes for People Like Us.

“I love Henry’s Tacos. I have been going there since I was a kid,” he said.

And what’s his favorite memory of the eatery? Joked the 31-year-old: “Well, their tacos.”

People Like Us hits theaters nationwide tonight, June 29.

Watch the video below to see more action from the film’s premiere — and find out why director Alex Kurtzman cast Pine and Banks in the project, which is loosely based on his own life.

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