Los Angeles: Actor Chris Pine, who shot to fame with 2009 movie `Star Trek`, says bagging a role alongside Denzel Washington in `Unstoppable` was like winning a lottery.
"It seems very much to me like I`ve won the lottery," Pine said.
The actor says he looks up to the two-time Academy award-winner. However, he admitted that he attempted to keep his amazement at bay while working with the icon, gleaning what he could from the actor by watching him work.
"My job then as a young actor is to be open, and keep my eyes and ears alive to watching a master. Watching Denzel is like watching a great painter at work... It was such a treat," Pine said.
Washington was equally impressed with his younger co-star, saying, "I liked Chris. I suggested him for the role. You can’t say what that thing is, but he just had it."
`Unstoppable` hits theatres on November 26.