Chris Pratt Takes “Big Swings” With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel Studios)Chris Pratt and company may receive their share of accolades for Guardians of the Galaxy, but he understands filmmaking is a collaborative process. And while it’s filled with such A-listers as Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel, a huge part of the movie’s creative success centers on James Gunn’s direction, Ben Davis’ cinematography, and the pinpoint editing from Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne, and Craig Wood.

During the Guardians of the Galaxy press conference, Pratt was asked how he developed Peter Quill’s (aka Star-Lord) cocksure personality. “Kind of the whole process with me on this one was just trusting James (Gunn), really, and taking big swings and sometimes falling flat on my face,” said the actor, whose previous credits include Zero Dark Thirty and Moneyball. “The big challenge for me was  just trying to ignore the embarrassment of being an actor.”

Pratt obviously doesn’t believe acting is an embarrassing profession, but in the audio clip below he explains why his craft can, in context, be a humbling experience:

Guardians of the Galaxy hopes to get audience “hooked on a feeling” when it opens nationwide August 1st.

Chris Pratt - Guardians of the Galaxy World Premiere (CR: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy World Premiere (CR: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

 

Greg Srisavasdi

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