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Voice actors are rather handicapped by absence of body language. So, they have to make do with the alterations in voice modulations to infuse life into inanimate, animated characters. It’s a skill found in a rare breed and Chris Pine certainly knows the knack of it.
Chris Pine as Jack Frost in children animation ‘Rise of The Guardians’ has engendered an unforgettable character. There’s a strong reason why he was able to work out his voice act pragmatically.
As a child, he felt the same fears Jack Frost feels as a growing teenager. Like any kid would say, “getting locked in a dark room with no one to hear your call for help and bail your out of trouble, would be a dreadful experience.” Chris Pine too was afraid of darkness. He enlightens that during the production of the movie, he realized that kids have some common fears like being left alone, not having the safety-affording presence of one’s parents or getting emotionally alienated.
Chris said that Jack strives to overcome these phobias at the initial phase of his life. He adds that Jack feels like a traveler stranded in the middle of nowhere, because his support system was dismantled at a very young age, and now, the onus to evolve lies solely on his shoulders. Jack said that he welcomed the role as there’s an honesty about the plot besides a sense of bliss.