And his relationship with his son…
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 is set to be released in early May, with excitement already building around Chris Pratt’s return to cinema screens.
The new instalment focuses on Pratt’s character Peter Quill, re-connecting with his long-lost father, played by Kurt Russell, whilst trying to protect the universe (obviously).
‘What I really love the most about the sequel is that it focuses on the themes of family,’ Pratt explained to Vanity Fair. ‘The movie has a lot of action and funny jokes, but it’s the father/son dynamic that gives the movie meaning and takes it to another level.’
Chris Pratt is known for being a family man, having a very close relationship with his son, Jack.
However, It seems that this film brought back memories of Pratt’s own father, Daniel Pratt, who sadly passed away from multiple sclerosis in 2014.
Talking about his dad, Chris explained how he shaped his career, with the 37-year-old actor crediting his father for getting him to where he is today.
‘Primarily, he told me if you want to do something, do it, and to always work hard. There were a lot of times where I thought I couldn’t make it as an actor, but he taught me to be tough and thick-skinned’, Pratt explained.
‘Because of him, I am where I am today.’
He is also bound to have taken inspiration from his relationship with his son, Jack, who he speaks about regularly.
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris welcomed their son in 2012, with Jack arriving two months prematurely and weighing just 3 pounds, 12 ounces.
Speaking about being a father, Chris has explained, ‘I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor: I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy.’
He continued: ‘I made promises in that moment about what kind of dad I wanted to be and I just prayed that he’d live long enough that I could keep them.’