Chris Pine stars in Joss Whedon election video
Chris Pine has played starship captains, singing princes, and Texan bank robbers, but his latest role may be his most unhinged performance yet.
Pine stars in the latest election video from director Joss Whedon’s Save the Day initiative, a super PAC aiming to encourage young voters to get to the polls. So far, Whedon has recruited stars like Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Bill Hader, Anders Holm, Minka Kelly, Keegan-Michael Key, and more, but for his latest video, Pine takes center stage as a deranged and selfish businessman.
The video unites the captain of the Enterprise and the pilot of Firefly’s Serenity, as Alan Tudyk plays a boss who introduces “Leonard,” a seemingly normal corporate drone played by Pine. As time goes on, however, it becomes clear that Leonard is a little… off, as he throws raging hissy fits about health care plans, shuts down the entire company, and chases his female coworkers around, yelling, “I’m the boss of you! I’m the boss of your whole body!”
“No employee would get away with this,” the PSA goes on to explain. “Why has Congress?”
Watch Whedon’s latest PSA above.