4. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Pine, actor - on the challenge of playing a legendary Scottish hero:
"I did my due diligence and read as much as I could about this guy, and tried to figure out what he was doing and where he was coming from. Obviously, there's not a lot of extant material in terms of, you know, the 'Bruce' memoir or poetry or psychoanalytic research and all that. You kind of have to make some, some guesses and extrapolations. But I kind of relish the challenge of figuring out a very, very complicated guy. And it's interesting when the kind of two dimensionality that can appear on a page all of a sudden becomes a really multi-dimensional human being that you realize just because he lived seven hundred years ago, he's still a guy like us."
5. Chris Pine talking to reporter
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Pine/Actor
"When you walk out onto a set playing a hero of theirs being an American from Los Angeles asking them factiously to go into battle, you know, you better try and to make them believe it, even if it's fake. So, I got a lot of help I think, maybe from that existential pressure on the day, rather than some sort of conceptual thing. I just had to look at, you know, people with some pretty mean looking beards holding, you know, axes, and ask them to go fight. I have had to believe it myself you know."
7. Tilt up on group photo (L. to R.: Billy Howle, Chris Pine, David Mackenzie and Aaron Taylor-Johnson)