Chris Pratt wanted to cook me lunch—you can tell a lot about a person by the way they cook. And not just any lunch—a lunch made from an animal that Pratt himself had killed, in Texas, where the mesquite blooms and the buzzards turn and the wild boar does not care nor even know that the handsome man sighting the scope of a .25-caliber Winchester is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, best of this new batch—it’s never who you expect—with hits behind (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World) and hits ahead (Passengers, Guardians Vol. 2). And Pratt did kill that animal. And dressed it and shipped it back to this beautiful house in the Hollywood Hills, where he lives with his wife, actress Anna Faris, and their four-year-old son, Jack. But something went punk at the butcher, and the meat was going to take a lot longer to prepare than Pratt had expected—“Most of it’s being turned into jerky anyway”—so the steak Pratt was basting on the counter in his modern kitchen had in fact been purchased at Whole Foods. “I could tell you this is the boar I shot, and who would know, but, dude, I’m not gonna lie. This is not that boar, but this boar stands for that boar.” [Source]
The Passengers press tour have touched down in the US a couple of days ago starting in New York
and hopefully ending in LA soon. I’ve updated the gallery with photos of the multiple stops Chris made yesterday and finally got my hand on the full photoshoot Chris did for British GQ along side the digital scans.
Outside the historic Irving Thalberg Building on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif., a Technicolor rainbow—94 feet tall and wrought from solid steel—arcs into the sky. In a nondescript corner office in that same building, the gold at the end of that rainbow, Chris Pratt, takes a seat, the chair he chooses instantly dwarfed by his rugged 6’2″ frame. In a sky blue Levi’s button-down, faded Wrangler jeans, and scuffed tan Ariat boots, the actor looks every inch the cowboy, which is fitting, since he plays the leading role of wisecracking gunslinger Josh Farraday in The Magnificent Seven. Is this art imitating life? Pratt waves off the notion. “These are I’m-not-really-a-cowboy cowboy boots,” he says, laughing gamely. “I play one in a movie.” But that’s not all he can do. With an eagerly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy sequel on the horizon, as well as Passengers, an interstellar romance with Jennifer Lawrence, Pratt continues to prove he’s equally at home in space as he is on the range. Add to that his just-announced star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? It’s official. Chris Pratt is no mere movie star. He’s a celestial happening. [Source]
With a huge thanks to my friend Ashley, I’ve updated the gallery with the digital scans from the July/August issue of Women’s Health. You can check it out by clicking on the preview below:
Chris was featured on the July issue of Men’s Health South Africa, where he talked about his body transformation in the last year. You can check out the photoshoot and the digital scans of the issue by clicking on the preview below: