Yesterdays screening of the documentary Love Antosha brought Chris Pine, the Kelvin Timeline Captain Kirk, to present the screening, where he spoke about his lost friend Yelchin.
“Obviously we’re here for Anton; he was one of my dear friends and I felt like I was only getting a chance to know him a better one when he passed. The film is incredible and I think it’ll show you all different sides of the guy that I knew — this curious, fascinating, complex, strange little dude.”
“We saw him grow up and continue to get stranger, more curious – music and literature and photography. You’ll see all that in here. Tons of letters that he wrote to his family who he was close with. And it’s so touching to see how much love there is between Viktor and Irina, his parents, and Anton.”
“I think it’s a great legacy for whom I had a tremendous amount of respect and for this courageous young man who just had zero fear and boundless, endless positivity and, an energy for life.”
Pine also spoke with Variety about the documentary, and how tough it was to talk about Anton.
"All of it was a really new experience for me. I’d never lost someone that I knew – I haven’t – as well as Anton. We just spent a lot of close time together and I’d known him for years. It was doubly difficult, but also joyous in the sense that I got to remember and talk about a guy that I really liked and was interested by, and every time I got a chance to hang out with him, always showed us a strange new side of himself that made us laugh.”
With memories from Yelchin’s “Star Trek” co-stars Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, director J.J Abrams, as well as actors Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart, Ben Foster and Willem Dafoe the documentary hits theaters 2nd August.