Chris Pratt spoke about how “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” helped him grieve his father and it’s too much
Warning, you’re totally going to need a tissue for this one. Chris Pratt has spoken about how filming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 helped him deal with his father’s death and it’s just too much.
While Chris Pratt might usually make us smile with his adorable and goofy Instagram pics and videos, the star isn’t afraid to broach serious topics, especially when it comes to his family. That actor and father often shares videos of his 4-year-old son Jack, and last year he paid tribute to his late father, who died in 2014, on Twitter and how he impacted his parenting skills.
Now Chris has opened up about how filming the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy helped him face his grief and it’s emotional.
Speaking to British GQ, the star said that he was initially reluctant to face his problems, but he was glad that he did.
"The truth is I ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time. And I didn’t want to. But I knew it was right for the moment," he said. "There are wounds that are never going to be totally healed. It would probably make for a better story if it was some emotional thing that I hadn’t dealt with... "When we face the death of a parent, you sometimes feel regret that you didn’t fully embrace what you had."
Speaking to American GQ last year, the star opened up about what it was like losing his father while filming Jurassic World.
Given that he was playing the lead, Chris said that felt responsible to keep attitudes positive on set.
"I compartmentalized it all and dealt with it in my own way, but not openly for people to see. I got pretty angry and got drunk and almost got in a fight with a drug dealer outside of my hotel room," he said.
Continuing, he went on to say that his dad was an “old school dad” who taught him and his brother to be tough.
"In his own way he let me know that he was proud of me," he said. "He didn’t really react in any way, one way or another, but he was definitely proud. If I was on TV, he watched everything I was in. So it felt like I was able to communicate with him through doing work that was on TV."
While we’re excited to see Chris in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we’re also so glad that through his work he was able to address whatever issues he was facing. It’s great to hear that he’s managed to tackle his grief and we’re so impressed with his bravery for speaking out about it.
We love you Chris!