Chris Pine Open To 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role; Calls 'Star Trek' Sequel 'Relentless'

Access Hollywood
Chris Pine arrives at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation event at Caesars Palace during the opening night of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, Las Vegas, on April 23, 2012 -- Getty Premium

Chris Pine is fully aware of the growing phenomenon surrounding the steamy novel "Fifty Shades of Grey," and if the call came for the big screen star to play the title character, he just might say yes.

"I do know about 'Fifty Shades of Grey' because Alice Eve, who's in our film, [the 'Star Trek' sequel], has been reading it like crazy, so yeah, I've heard about it," he told Access Hollywood at CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas on Monday.

PLAY IT NOW: ‘30 Rock’ Gears Up To Go Live Again & The Stars Are Aligned At CinemaCon

When asked if he'd play the novel's Christian Grey, the square-jawed hunk didn't say no.

"It'd be a hell of a choice for me, I think," he smiled. "It sounds like an interesting film."

VIEW THE PHOTOS: From Movie Prince To Starship Captain: Hot Shots Of Chris Pine!

Chris is currently reprising his role as James T. Kirk in the J.J. Abrams helmed "Star Trek" sequel, and he said the film is going to impress.

"Of course I'm gonna tell you I think it's gonna be better," he laughed. "You pick up the characters from where they left off, and the development of the characters -- I think -- is just as exciting as the first one.

"And it's relentless," he added. "I think that's the best adjective I can use."

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Big Screen Gentlemen: Hollywood’s Leading Men

Chris said the team is actually close to wrapping up the second installment in the sci-fi reboot.

"We're almost done," he told Access. "It's wrapping up very soon. It's just as action-packed as the first one."

VIEW THE PHOTOS: The Sexy Men Of Sci-Fi

Beyond talk of "Star Trek" and "The Twilight Saga"-inspired book, Chris was busy at CinemaCon promoting his upcoming movie, "Rise of the Guardians," an animated feature, where he plays Jack Frost alongside a celebrated cast.

"It's a great project," he said. "I'm really happy to be a part of it... Alec Baldwin plays a crazy Russian Santa; Hugh Jackman is kind of the Australian acerbic bunny... It's a good story about childhood and it's a good story about belief and imagination ... and what it means to believe."

Copyright 2012 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.