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Chris Pine Reacted To Those Memes Of Him From The "Don't Worry Darling" Press Conference Looking Miserable

"I thought I was looking pretty fly. The hair was long, everything was happening."

Chris Pine explained why he decided to cut off his hair after a chaotic day at the Venice Film Festival doing Don't Worry Darling press.

the movie cast on the red carpet

In case you missed it, Chris became a meme last September for his flowing locks and, er, somewhat disinterested gaze at the movie's press conference.

me filling the room with negative energy bc i don’t wanna be there

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Chris pine is all of us on every work call the day after a 3 day weekend

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You get the gist. Well, in a new interview with Esquire, Chris had a good laugh at the memes — and explained what happened behind those "super viral" photos.

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"It's a long flight to fucking Italy. It's a long time. I was so jetlagged and then you get thrown into a press conference where you have to talk about a movie you made five and a half years ago. I was just tired, frankly," he began.

chris pine on the panel

When asked why he cut off his hair, he continued, "I thought I was looking pretty fly. The hair was long, everything was happening, and my publicist said that I looked like Rachel from Friends."

closeup with his short hair

"I couldn't unhear it and it was the first day of my first time in Venice."

"Also, it should be known, that the press conferences in Venice are in one of the most gorgeous buildings I've ever seen. The ceilings are like blue and gold. So there's one of these [memes] where I'm looking up and really what I'm thinking is, 'How can I do that to my ceiling?' That was going through my head."

chris sitting next to a costar as his eyes are looking up

Chris generally described his personal style as "fucking awesome" and "ridiculously cool," and said that he's also had comparisons to Gregg Allman and The Bee Gees.

closeup of chris in a suit

You can watch the full video with Chris here.