Chris Pine performs beautiful a capella version of Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive'
This might not be a question you've heard before when it comes to celebrity discussions, but who's your favourite Hollywood Chris? If you think about it, we've got at least four men by the name of Chris that have brought beloved properties to life and delight to our hearts.
You've got Chris Evans, whose latest stint as Captain America is but one of many memorable roles. Then there's Chris Hemsworth, who you might know as Thor, not to mention Chris Pratt, who's probably the most bankable actor around at the moment after his star turns in Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World or the Magnificent Seven. Don't forget Parks and Recreation, either.
My favourite movie Chris, however, is the only one who's not currently starring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whether he's the sardonic romantic foil to Wonder Woman or getting the snot kicked out of him by every bad guy in the galaxy as the legendary Captain Kirk in Star Trek, Chris Pine is one of my favourite actors.
Outside of adventure franchises, he's also starred in critically acclaimed films like Hell or High Water, so you know he's got some serious acting chops too as well as blockbuster potential. I did not know, however, that he's also got a pretty good singing voice too, which Pine showcased beautifully with an a capella cover of one of music's greatest tracks.
Chris Pine is one of many celebrities adopting the Gloria Gaynor song I Will Survive, after a tough and testing 2017 so far. Back in January, he performed the song on a visit to the offices of W Magazine, and it's definitely something you have to see to believe.
Although Gaynor's 1977 hit is generally played as more of a disco track, the lyrics are of a defiant and uplifting nature, and Pine's soulful singing perfectly encompasses the other side of I Will Survive. W Magazine, who captured Pine giving his vocal pipes a significant workout, explained how the song "is just the antidote for a still-grieving Hollywood".
"While the song has long been interpreted through a socially conscious lens, it's the kind of anthem we need now more than ever with the inauguration bearing down on us. With an impending Donald Trump presidency, I will survive."
This isn't the first time that Chris Pine has shown off his singing voice, though. He had quite a few musical numbers in the 2014 movie Into the Woods, and Barbra Streisand was apparently so impressed that she asked him to perform a duet with her on her album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.
If this vocal cover has just whetted your Chris Pine appetite and you've already seen Wonder Woman countless times, then you're going to have to wait till next year, when he stars in the Disney film A Wrinkle in Time (which is currently in post-production). We've seen Chris Pine in a lot of guises, but I kind of want to see him in a few more musicals now.