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Chris Pine cut his hair so he didn’t look like Jennifer Aniston

Chris Pine cut his hair so he didn’t look like Jennifer Aniston

He said once it wasn't pointed out he couldn't 'unhear' it

Chris Pine has revealed why he decided to cut off his longer locks and opt for a short ‘do. And it’s all because of a rather unusual comparison his publicist made.

Pine, 42, showed off his longer hair at Venice Film Festival last year while he was promoting Don’t Worry Darling.

But while Pine thought he looked pretty good with his grown out tresses, his publicist was not quite as keen and reckoned he shared a resemblance to a well-known sitcom character.

Speaking to Esquire, Pine said: “I thought I was looking pretty, pretty fly, the hair was long, everything was happening, and my publicist said I looked like Rachel from Friends.”

Actually, now you mention it, yeah, I can see that.

Chris Pine is on the left-hand side, in case you couldn’t tell.
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Pine added: “I couldn’t unhear it. And it was the first day and my first time in Venice…”

Not ideal.

“It was a long flight to f*****g Italy,” he continued. “I was so jetlagged and then you get thrown into a press conference where you get to talk about a film you made five and a half years ago. I was just tired, frankly.”

Tired and vaguely reminiscent of a popular 90s (female) sitcom character, don’t forget.

As any 90s kid worth their salt can tell you, Rachel - played by Jennifer Aniston - became a firm favourite in hairdressers’ chairs around the world thanks to her voluminous layered hairstyle - dubbed the ‘The Rachel’.

Oh and if you’re wondering how Rachel… erm I mean Aniston feels about Pine’s revelation, well she seems to think it’s pretty hilarious, as she posted a clip of the interview alongside a laughing emoji on her Instagram Stories.

Rachel Green at Venice Film Festival... oh wait, it's Chris Pine, my mistake.
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Elsewhere in the interview, Pine addressed the rumours that his Don’t Worry Darling co-star Harry Styles had spat on him during the film festival.

Footage shared online last year, showed Pine sat down beside Olivia Wilde in Venice as Styles approached him. As he got near to Pine, Styles stopped in his tracks and stood looking down at his co-star.

As Styles got into his seat, Pine looked down at his leg - prompting some to believe Styles had spat on him.

Pine has now shut down the rumours and has explained what actually happened.

He said: “I think what he said, is he leaned down, and I think he said, ‘It's just words, isn't it?’

"Because we had this little joke, because we're all jetlagged, we're all trying to answer these questions, and sometimes when you're doing these press things, your brain goes all befuddled, you know, you start speaking gibberish, and we had a joke like, ‘It's just words, man.’”

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo / Warner Bros

Topics: Celebrity, Friends, Jennifer Aniston, TV and Film