Chris Pratt on Guardians & Being “Starlord” Peter Quill #GuardiansoftheGalaxyEvent

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As part of my media coverage for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, I had the chance to interview Chris Pratt for his role as, “Starlord” Peter Quill, in the upcoming summer blockbuster (in theaters 8/1/14).  Myself and a group of mom & dad bloggers sat down with Chris and talk more candidly with him about his role in the movie, upcoming projects and the what it was like to be the face of a new franchise.

Pratt Interview

Chris walked in so casually and sat right down.  He started chatting us up and felt so at ease and comfortable talking with this small group of mommy (& daddy) bloggers.  

Chris Pratt

When asked how he really got involved in this movie and how he inevitably landed the role of Peter Quill, Chris responded:

“Ooh well I got involved early- probably like let’s see, January (2013) when I auditioned, but, the year after I shot Zero Dark Thirty”


He further discussed the weight loss “roller coaster” be had been on nearly all the time, due to conflicting roles,but really wanted to lean towards the action roles and was ready to get into shape to tackle being the new face of a Marvel Empire! When asked if he felt any pressure about being the new face of a franchise versus an existing one (Jurassic World).  Chris was very candid and said:

“Oh, um, I guess if I was smart, I would feel pressure on both of them, but I kind of don’t.”  Raccoon

It was really a nice element for me to hear him say this, as he was a really down-to-earth guy and loving the movie, but didn’t let it seem to overwhelm or empower him in a way some can get. 

We all learned that Chris was a collector of comic books himself as a kid and really enjoyed the artsy element of them rather than the actual story line.  Noting that he came from a very artistic family and his passion for colors and drawing, he was drawn more to the graphics of comics.  He even told us that he once won $300 at Bingo with his mother and spent all of it on comics!  He had a diverse collection but really enjoyed the Punisher 2099 most of all.

What I liked most about my interview with Chris was how he described, in detail, his most memorable moment on shooting the movie:

Epic Moment For Chris

I really must say, Chris Pratt was such a fun, humbled guy and was really a pleasure talking with him.  We talked a bit more in detail about the fight scenes.  OH THE FIGHT SCENES!  Now let me preface this by saying you will not understand how intense and amazing the fight scenes really are until you SEE THIS MOVIE!!!  

Well, again, when asked how much training he did for those amazing fight scenes, he quickly replied with:

“Oh the fight scenes were pretty intensive, I mean, we had about six weeks of rehearsal before we even started shooting in London and we did stunt rehearsals every single day. A big part of that was learning, training, refining the fight scenes.  We would learn a fight scene for a couple of weeks and then it would end up changing, and we’d learn it again. I secretly think it was like a way for them to get me to lose even more weight, they’re like, “Hey, Chris, even more stunt rehearsal, can you believe it this stunt is you running on a treadmill.” We did a ton of training.”

Guardians of the Galaxy has an incredible soundtrack and Chris’ favorite song really was “O-H-H Child” by the The Five Stairsteps.  He noted that he would listen to the soundtrack to during training and workouts to get him “into the role” and motivated, but like most people who listen to the same songs over and over, he got weary of them towards the end of shooting.

Awesome Mix #1

At the end of the interview, Chris was happy to pose with all of us for a fun group photo (that is me on his right)! All in all, this was one of my favorite interviews as Chris Pratt seemed like a guy fortunate enough to land the roll of a lifetime, but remained really grounded, focused and humble.

Pratt Group Photo

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Disclosure: I was provided with an all-expense paid trip as part of a press Junket with Marvel to cover this and all Guardians of the Galaxy media.

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26 thoughts on “Chris Pratt on Guardians & Being “Starlord” Peter Quill #GuardiansoftheGalaxyEvent

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  • He seems like a normal guy for an actor, especially an up and comer! I can’t wait to see this movie, I’ve heard great things!

  • This movie is new to me, but it sounds like it might be fun to watch. Sounds like it was fun to interview for, too!

  • I don’t know who he is. I’m not a t.v watcher. It sounds like you had fun though.

  • Excited to see this movie!!

  • Lucky you! I think he’s so cute but that’s not really my kind of movie.

  • I was lucky enough to attend a prescreening last Thursday and fell in LOVE with Chris Pratt! I’m so happy to hear he’s still a humble person in real life.

  • great article. seems like a fun guy. can’t wait to see the movie.

  • Looking forward to seeing Chris Pratt in a role outside of Parks and Rec

  • wow im super excited to se, i love im, he is so handsome,lol

  • so excited to see this!

  • My kiddos can’t wait to see this movie

  • Interesting interview; might see this movie after listening to his comments

  • Can’t wait to see this movie!

  • I am looking forward to seeing this movie.

  • He sounds like such a nice guy.
    We have been waiting for Guardians of the Galaxy to come to theaters and will definitely be going to see it.


  • I want to see this one. He is handsome too. I bet you enjoyed this one.

  • This looks like it would be a good one! Must see I think!

  • He seems like a nice guy. Can’t wait to see this movie.

  • He seems like a real nice guy. Can’t wait to watch this movie.

  • can’t wait to see this one

  • The thing I always loved about Chris Pratt was his comedic timing. I can’t wait to see how that translates to being an action hero!

  • This is going to be a good movie!

  • I loved how open Chris Pratt was in this interview. So easy to talk with.

  • So excited for guardians of the galaxy!

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