LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Chris Pine attends the "Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves" after party at The Crypt on March 23, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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The Essential Change Chris Pine Wanted For His Dungeons & Dragons Character
Much of “Dungeons & Dragons” appeal is taking on a character with a different personality from the player and joining a dynamic group of other eclectic adventurers. This same appeal is also at the center of the role-playing game’s first big-screen venture in over twenty years, “Honor Among Thieves,” with Chris Pine’s Edgin leading a ragtag group of heroes.
Pine revealed his character almost ended up very differently on screen, explaining, “I think originally he may have skewed a bit more roguish, not in terms of the character, roguish in terms of kind of gruff and easily frustrated, let’s say.” However, the actor didn’t picture Edgin as a brooding criminal and shared his light-hearted vision with co-creators John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.
He continued, “He’s the guy that always sees the silver lining. He’s the guy where, no matter if there’s a mudslide in the backyard of your party, it’s like, ‘Let’s go swim in the mudslide.’ There’s always something positive to find in the thing.” Changing Edgin’s personality teaches an important lesson: Don’t be afraid to get different because it could be a lot more fun.