Who would he pick if given the choice to be romanced by himself or Hardy?
“Oh, I don’t know,” Pine said with a raucous laugh. “Tom’s a charismatic motherf-er. He got the accent. He’s got the whole British thing! I totally get it, okay? I got the eyebrows. It’s the battle between the accent and the eyebrows!”
“It’s interesting because Tom has that wonderful combination. I can see why he’s so appealing because he’s got this very masculine energy, but he’s also a very kind of sensitive soul.”
“The objective of these two characters is to win over the girl, so there were times and there were scenes where we were trying to one up one another. We were peppering the dialogue with whatever we could come up with in the moment. It was fun to work opposite someone like Tom, who is such a talent. It just kind of heightens the stakes.”
“[Tom & I] both share a love of theater and doing theater. I can’t speak for him, but it was a respect on my part just for his talent and a healthy sense of competition. He’s a really talented actor, so the metaphor of stepping into the ring is very apropos. It’s going into the ring and battling someone who’s a very adept actor, so it was really a matter of just winning. He won my respect for sure.”
“I think maybe the reason why Tom and I found working together so fun and rewarding is that Tom is always about truth. My character was given a little bit more freedom to be looser with the definition of truth. I love doing that, so we balanced each other out really well. Tom is very much like doing a version of Tinker, Tailor… and I’m doing the guy that found out that he won the spy lottery. Those two different energies, I think, made for something fun.”