I must first disclose that I don’t think having the Olympics in Sochi is a good idea, purely for the Russian resort’s proximity to a conflict zone. Since Ryan involves a Russia vs USA plot, I inquired about his stance on whether or not this would sour things between our two great nations in just a few weeks’ time.*
In the words of Vivian Ward, bringing this up to Pine (or to anyone for that matter) was a “big mistake. Huge. Big.”
“Am I nervous?” Pine asked me, obviously confused by the question, and concerned that I was concerned.
“You’re making me nervous,” He added. “I don’t know what to think. Do you know something that I don’t?”
What happened next was like that scene from 30 Rock where Liz Lemon helped Buzz Aldrinyell at the moon for showing its face during daylight hours.
“Unbelievable!” Pine said in mock disgust. “Those Sochiians!”
Yeah! They think they’re fooling people with their tropical climate and palm trees!
“Wow, yeah they’re not vacationing,” Pine said, playing along with this sick little game I accidentally created.
Thinking I could make things better, I asked Pine if he remembered all the words to the Genovia national anthem from 2004’s The Princess Diaries 2.
“How old are you?” he asked me.
I pressed on.
“No, I can’t at all, but I remember it [the movie] being such a blast to make,” he said. “I have a feeling my hair in that film was so much more humiliating than anything you could ever imagine.”
I reassured Pine that both his hair and his eyes made for wonderful eye candy.
“How did my incredibly large Farrah Fawcett hair look?” he asked.
*I’m not a political analyst. I’m an entertainment reporter who loves Kate Middleton and Bridget Jones.