Chris Pratt Talks Poop Selfies and His Former ‘Pet Fat Days’ with GQ
He also shared details of life with his wife, actor, singer and comedian Anna Faris, who achieved her success a little before he did.
“She’s done really amazing things—she’s always gonna be known for really funny and great work, critically acclaimed work and successful stuff.” But he certainly remembers what it was like to be the less feted member of a Hollywood couple.
“I’ve had those moments,” he says, “where I was like the guy holding the purse at events and people just looked right through me. And, you know, actors come up and just blatantly hit on my wife in front of me and don’t even look at me. I’m like, ‘What the fuck, dude?’ I can think of exactly who they are, too, and I hope they fucking audition for Guardians of the Galaxy.” (A sequel, the first of at least two that Pratt says are already planned, begins filming next February.)
There are others whose transgressions he hasn’t forgotten: “Also, producers and studio people now who will come up to me and treat me the same way that they were treating Anna. They’re like, ‘I always knew…’ I’m like, ‘Is that right? That’s interesting, because you fucking stared right through me the last time….'”
Pratt revealed that now he is in better shape, he feels as though he is a lot more focussed. Whereas when he was a little bigger, he used to be a lot funnier. Not that he isn’t funny now, but he would use humor as a bit of a shield, or a barrier.
“I think outwardly I was having more fun. I was more fun to be around, probably. That image that I was casting, to convince people that I was okay, was a really fun person to hang around. Now I have less fun. I focus more.”
Pratt talks in terms of refusing to “desecrate the art by obscuring even a corner of it with a piece of toilet paper. Which means that we will get up and take the photo before we wipe our ass, just out of sheer respect for the piece.”
TMI Chris, TMI.
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