“They Wanted To Have Pretty People Doing Pretty Things”: Chris Pine Just Opened Up About Being Rejected By “The O.C.” Casting Directors Because Of His “Tremendously Debilitating” Acne

In 2021, it was revealed that Chris lost out on a lead role in The O.C. because of his physical appearance, and he has now revealed that he has “a little PTSD” from the experience.

In 2021, casting director Patrick Rush revealed that Chris Pine almost landed the role of Ryan Atwood in The O.C., but lost out due to his acne.

Chris Pine at an event wearing a checkered jacket and black lapel

Three years later, Chris has finally responded to Patrick’s comment, admitting that he has a “little PTSD” from the way that he was treated in the acting world while battling with his skin.

Chris Pine

“But it is a little PTSD,” he then admitted. “It’s no fun having bad skin, and it’s no fun going on auditions when you have bad skin. It was one of the most traumatic points of my life, but it is my story, man.”

Chris Pine in striped shirt smiling at an outdoor event

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