Chris Pine, known for Star Trek and the current film Hell or High Water, and who showed his singing and dancing chops in Into the Woods, was interviewed by W Magazine and revealed:
My first audition, professionally speaking, was for Gilmore Girls. My father [the actor Robert Pine] had gone in for an audition. I’d just graduated college and he told the casting directors that I was an actor: ‘My son’s coming back into town. Will you have him in for a reading?’ So nepotism at its best.
His father is Robert Pine, best known for playing Sgt. Joe Getraer on CHiPs, while his mother is a former actress whose last role was playing Courtney Cox’s mother in 1987’s Masters of the Universe.
Regarding what Gilmore Girls role he was up for, he said:
I don’t know, maybe a boyfriend. I got my start playing boyfriends, princes, husbands to be.
Cosmopolitan says that he auditioned to play Rory’s dad Christopher which is doubtful since Chris Pine was born in 1980 and would have only been 19 or 20 at the time.
Which role do you think he was up for? Maybe Dean, although he would have been better suited as Logan. Not to take away from Matt Czuchry who was and is excellent as Logan.
So, Chris Pine bombed his audition for Gilmore Girls. Ryan Gosling bombed his audition for Gilmore Girls. I wonder who else didn’t make it on the show?!