Chris Pratt wanted the entire Guardians of the Galaxy script read to him after he auditioned for the film.
The 37-year-old actor claims he and director James Gunn “knew” he was right to play Star-Lord “within a minute” of him trying out for the role, but he didn’t want to leave until he knew exactly what the plot of the movie was because it had been kept so tightly under wraps.
He recalled: “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.”
Chris – who has a four-year-old son, Jack, with wife Anna Faris – also opened up about his days as a struggling actor, admitting every cent counted.
He recalled to the upcoming issue of Britain’s GQ magazine: “Life was a series of choices based on the price backwards on the menu, when you didn’t look at, ooh, what do I want, you look at the lowest number, that’s what you’re going to get. The difference between a large soda and a small soda was the 49 cents, and you didn’t spend the 49 cents. I heard someone say to me if it’s a problem that can be solved by money, it’s not a real problem. And I thought what kind of f***ing asshole would come up with that?”
Meanwhile, Pratt can next be seen in Passengers opposite Jennifer Lawrence and was astonished by his co-star’s talent.
He gushed: “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.”