Chris Pratt is living life using his Guardians of the Galaxy character Star Lord’s motto of doing, “Something good, something bad, a bit of both.” Let’s start with the bad. Back when principle filming completed on James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy Chris “Sticky Fingers” Pratt made off with his Star Lord costume, a bit of bad, but he did it for all the right reasons. This is where the good comes in. Yesterday, Pratt made good on that promise he made to himself when he decided to swipe his Star Lord costume by visiting the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in full Star Lord duds.
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles tweeted this picture of Pratt’s visit:
— Children’s Hosp LA (@ChildrensLA) August 21, 2014
I stole the jacket and some of the wardrobe so that, if this movie comes out and does what everyone hopes it can, I can follow the example of someone — say, like, a Russell Wilson — and go visit kids. If it was a big enough movie to where it would mean something to a kid who’s sick in the hospital for Peter Quill or Star-Lord to come visit them, I’ll do that. I think that’s awesome, man. That would give me real meaning for this movie, you know?
Right now, it means high profile, cool jobs coming up, big press tour, and all the excitement of it all. But none of that really means anything. The coolest things would be that my son can one day see this, and that maybe I can go affect some kids in a positive way; be a good role model for them.
Pratt is proving to be one of those Hollywood stars that understands the impact he can have on kids and is determined to do right by his fans. This may be the first time Star Lord visited a Children’s Hospital, but you can bet it won’t be the last.
If you haven’t seen it yet, Pratt accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Bob Iger and Vincent D’Onofrio and he did it in a style that is all his own.
Keep your eyes on Pratt, his star is definitely on the rise. We’ll see him on the big screen next when Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World premieres. I wonder what he might take from that set?