Tough guy Star Trek star Chris Pine isn't shy about admitting that he regularly sheds a few tears.
"I cry all the time — at work, at the shrink's, with my lady," the action hero says in the June issue of Men's Health. "The Notebook killed me. Up destroyed me. Up was like the animated Amour."
Pine, 32, has faced setbacks that have probably made him cry, too.
While waiting for his Hollywood break, he worked a cash register at an L.A. bakery. He flubbed his initial Star Trek audition "as badly as you can imagine," he says and lost out to Sam Worthington for the role of Jake Sully in Avatar.
"You either listen to the naysayers and fall into the pit of self-loathing, or you stay on the path and move forward," he says.
He is said to have split with his Sports Illustrated model girlfriend Dominique Piek last month.
Other highlights from the chat:
Last website I recommended to a friend: "Truthout.org."
What to cook to impress a girlfriend: "Steak: Sear the meat to create a few nice lines. Know how long to grill it so you only have to flip it once."
Motto: "Just get in there and get dirty."
On what's in store for Star Trek Into Darkness: "Much more action; much, much more intensity; and a lot more fighting." In a couple of words? "Seriously epic," he says.