"I like this phone. This is a nice fucking phone."
So this is possibly my favorite Pinto moment of all time. Yes, they’re totally tipsy in the video, but what I love about it the most (apart from the body language, jfc quinto) is that it’s one of the only times I can recall where we get to see Zach openly and unambiguously flirting.
I mean obviously there’s a metric TON of flirting in all the subsequent press junket stuff, but by then (and while sober, one assumes) he’d shifted into a less-overt flirting that was generally played off as faux-annoyance, or competitiveness, or wordplay, etc.
But here? The whole repeating “misappropriated, misappropriated” just because he knows it’s turning Chris on, while simultaneously insinuating his finger under that lapel? Have mercy.Is there an actual link to the video? (Please God)
Okay my friends here is the link to the video. 3:18 of Pinto goodness. The first part is pretty interesting because it’s not an interview, it’s just the CNN camera randomly recording while the media people chat. They know Chris because “he was in that movie with Lindsay Lohan” and they have no idea who Zach is. Heh. And lots of Pinto toing and froing in the background, for your tinhatting pleasure.
But the actual interview starts at like 1:42. Tipsiness is clearly a factor—Chris’s SoCal accent is extra strong and his ridiculousness is extra ridiculous. But then the whole “misappropriated” thing. And then Chris jumps in with his “he was an English major” for the benefit of the interviewer. Watch it and tell me they’re not flirting their pants off. JUST YOU TRY.
And what about at 0:38 where Zach is distracted, the camera pans over and we see he’s looking at Chris across the room,(and the music swells) and then suddenly Chris is at his side? It makes me think Chris is used to reading and following Zach’s nonverbal cues.
That fucking night though… If you guys haven’t seen the tinhat analysis of that night, you are missing out.