Chris Pine Honors Anton Yelchin At 10th-Anniversary Star Trek Screening
It’s been over three years since the world tragically lost 27-year-old Anton Yelchin, but it’s clear that in such a short time, the actor made a massive impact on those around him.
Just this weekend, Chris Pine attended a special 10th-anniversary screening of the first film in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot series, which was dedicated to the memory of the young actor. Speaking in front of a massive audience of fans, Pine reflected on their time working together:
A trailer for the documentary about Yelchin’s life, Love, Antosha, played prior to the screening. Pine is one of the many stars featured in the documentary, which also includes interviews with Kristen Stewart and Simon Pegg.
Yelchin portrayed Chekov in the three most recent Trek films, where he developed friendships with both Pine and Pegg. Though undisclosed at the time of his death, the Russian-American actor had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis prior to shooting Star Trek Beyond, yet silently worked through it despite the onset of his symptoms.
Pine also took a moment to address his co-star’s strength, saying:
Love, Antosha will receive a limited run in theaters this August. Meanwhile, the fate of a potential fourth Star Trekmovie remains unclear. While it seems like Chris Pine won’t be returning, writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s hoping to put his own R-rated spin on the franchise in the near future.
If and when the fourth film finally comes to fruition, the role of Checkov would be retired in his memory, a fitting tribute to an actor that left us all too soon.
Source: Trek Movie