Chris Pine's Monologue Song On 'SNL' Makes Him Stand Out From The Other Famous Actors Named Chris — VIDEO
On May 6, Chris Pine opened his first time hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live by introducing himself and making sure the audience knew he wasn't one of those other famous actors named Chris in Marvel movies — you know, Hemsworth, Pratt, and Evans. So, Chris Pine's monologue song on SNL aimed to make Pine stand out among all the other famous Chrises who play superheroes.
Pine opened his monologue by saying he's currently starring in Guardians of the Galaxy and, as the audience applauded, he said he knew that was going to happen. FYI: Chris Pratt is in Guardians of the Galaxy and Chris Pine is actually in the upcoming superhero movie Wonder Woman. Cast member Leslie Jones got him confused with both Evans and Hemsworth on stage. So, Pine decided to clear up the confusion with a big poster of all of their faces and a song, set to the tune of Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl." He sang:
I'm not that Chris
I look just like him, but I'm not that Chris
We're all white guys, but we're not all the same white guy
Cast member Kate McKinnon added some insight to why fans get all of those Chrises confused: "You're all scruffy and jacked, but in a sweet way."
Pine also zeroed in on another similarity between himself and Evans: they play two characters named Steve. Evans plays Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America in the Marvel movies based on the character, and Pine plays Steve Trevor in the upcoming movie Wonder Woman. Cast member Pete Davidson has trouble telling them apart, even with Pine standing right there.
But now, it should be clear: Chris Pine can sing (as he did in several sketches), dance, be super funny on SNL, and, well, that gold sign above is particularly helpful, too.
Check out Pine's song in the video below.