Forgive us for what we're about to say, but we weren't sure whether Chris Pine might just be a little bit naff.
Mostly a comedy actor, with some unapologetically silly roles such as his part in the awkwardly unfunny This Means War with Tom Hardy, we'd sort of written him off.
However, we are prepared to admit we were very wrong.
A new interview with DuJour magazine has opened our eyes, not just to a completely smouldering set of images of an unquesitonably good looking person, but more importantly to the fact that he says some really rather insightful (and quite lovely) things when asked the right questions.
Starring in the upcoming Wonder Woman film, opposite ferocious Israeli actress Gal Gadot, in this most recent interview Chris spoke about the importance of female leads in Hollywood.
Lamenting the idea that the term 'action' is so routinely used as a simile for 'violence,' he explains how women are the ones who can reclaim the term for good.
'Action is so synonymous with violence and revenge and eye-for-an-eye', Chris explains to DuJour's Eden Univer.
'The masculine footprint in the world is so violent and obviously it hasn’t really gotten us anywhere,' Pine continues.
'A woman at the forefront naturally leads with this compassion, and [is about] giving life instead of taking life.
To have a strong woman who represents those qualities, I think we can start injecting this world with a little bit more of the ideology of compassion, love and positive moral strength rather than something destructive,' he finishes his thought.
So there you go; Reese Witherspoon's film company Pacific Standard is pushing for more female-driven scripts to make it into our cinemas, women like Lena Dunham are allowing for girls on our television to be more varied in their representation and now Chris Pine joins the ranks of Hollywood actors calling for more female lead roles.
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All images: DuJour Magazine