Ah, love. Back in the day, people used to express admiration through the art of a mixtape. These days, that’s a bit rarer — but it’s even more of a rarity if you’re Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. Why? Well, because back in the day, Pratt tried his hardest to make a romantic mix for his wife, but his song choice was a little — er — poor.
Let’s just say that the first mixtape Pratt made was for his brother, called the “I Guess You Had To Be There Mix,” and it was more or less a hit. But the actor went on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night to explain why that initial success didn’t accurately predict the outcome of Faris’s tape.
As Pratt admitted, he started out the mixtape with a song that he felt would be romantic — “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. And don’t get us wrong, it’s definitely a romantic tune.
We mean, the song starts out with the lyrics of “I’m so in love with you, whatever you want to do, is all right with me.”
How does that fail?
Well, the song is pretty stereotypical. And it’s not really Pratt.
As Colbert said, making a mixed tape is very intimate. And for him, it was just the “wrong humpin’ tempo.”
Pratt joked that he needs a little more EDM in his lovemaking music — and for those of you who don’t spend a lot of time in clubs, EDM is pretty much the repetitious beats you hear on the dance floor.
While Pratt was embarrassed, we think the story is pretty sweet. Why? Well, these two were already married at this point, and Faris could tell from the very first note of the song that it wasn’t music that Pratt was normally comfortable with. And as you know, music sets the tone for pretty much everything.
Hopefully they found some other music that was more up to their speed!