There are train wreck celebrities, and then there are celebrities who get it. Chris Pratt is certainly positioning himself to be one of those celebrities who get it. Those that handle their fame and their interactions with fans in such a way that only make us love them more. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that Robert Downey Jr. is conducting some secret Marvel Celebrities Camp. Pratt recently exhibited this lovable celebrity trend when he surprised a theater full of kids at a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for Variety, the Children’s Charity of New York, and Children of Promise. It must have been a magical evening for those kids.
Pratt arrived and immediately had the place jumping with excitement, saying:
I think you’re all very awesome… Take it from a kid who grew up having no money, struggling hard to get by. Just know that if you stick to your path and you believe in yourself and be courageous enough to be yourself, you can grow up and you can be your own Star-Lord.
He then took questions from some of the children:
It was pretty athletic. And I always played sports growing up. Anyone here play sports?… That was something I really loved when I was a kid. It was a lot like that.
About Guardians being in Disney Infinity 2.0:
This is the first time I’ve ever even heard of that! Let me ask you, how do you think I should feel about it?… I feel excited about it then. If you think so, I trust you.
His favorite scene:
[REDACTED FOR MASSIVE SPOILERS]
Then he proceeded to give high fives and take selfies with every child in the theater, all 250 of them, not stopping until they all had that special moment. He talked with The New York Daily News about the visit:
That was really fun, this is what is all about, I get impatient sometimes being on a promotional tour all the time, but something like this I would sit here as long as it took to take a picture with every one of those guys. Tonight was really special to me.
I’ve recently added Chris Pratt to my Twitter feed and he’s just as funny and likeable there. I can’t wait to see Pratt and Downey and Hiddleston on the same screen, perhaps in Avengers 3?
It was reported that Pratt’s stayed much longer than his security detail and schedule managers were supposed to allow. He also visited with eighteen-year-old Noura Jost of Staten Island. She is involved with Girl Be Heard, a program that empowers girls to perform plays, one of Variety‘s supported programs.
As an aspiring actress to meet a real (Hollywood) actor who’s so humble and kind. It was really inspiring.
Pratt is quickly becoming one of those actors that people love to see on the big screen and in person.