Chris Pratt Reveals Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Forced Him To Deal With Father’s Death


During an interview with British GQ, Chris Pratt revealed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 forced him to deal with his father’s death. His father, Dan, died while Chris was filming Jurassic World in 2014:

On working with Jennifer Lawrence for Passengers: “She is truly one of the greatest actresses I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. She acts like Adele sings. You just sit back and you think, damn, some people… She’s a terrible singer! But she’s a wonderful actress. She could just do it. She could just turn it on and it strikes emotion in you, like some people can just open their mouths and sing.”

On dealing with his father’s death: “The truth is I ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time. And I didn’t want to. But I knew it was right for the moment… There are wounds that are never going to be totally healed. It would probably make for a better story if it was some emotional thing that I hadn’t dealt with… When we face the death of a parent, you sometimes feel regret that you didn’t fully embrace what you had.”

On auditioning for Guardians: “Within a minute he knew it was me and I knew it was me. And then he just said, any questions? I was like, how much f’ing time do you have? Like, yeah, tell me everything. Tell me the script scene by scene, starting now, to the end, because you f’ing people won’t let me read it. So yeah, I have questions, I have nothing but f’ing questions.”