Chris Pratt attends the ‘Passengers’ Paris Photocall at Hotel George V on November 29, 2016 in Paris, France. I have added some photos to the gallery. Please, credit chris-pratt.com if you take the pics.
— “Passengers” Paris Photocall At Hotel Georges V
Chris is on the cover of 8 Days Magazine. The article is talking about Chris and The Magnificent Seven.
— 8 Days (September 22nd, 2016)
Chris Pratt’s charisma and screen presence stand out even amid six other magnetic actors in “The Magnificent Seven,” Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the ’60s classic western.
This time around, the magnificent leads are played by a diverse cast: Chris, Denzel Washington, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Ethan Hawke, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier. Haley Bennett joins the seven gunfighters defend a peasant village.
Chris was fun and humorous as usual in our recent chat:
Your character Josh Faraday seems to be a man who almost has nothing to lose. How much do you relate to that?
I’ve been there in my life where I felt like I had nothing to lose. But I didn’t approach it like that with Josh Faraday. For me, what he had to gain was redemption.
I thought of this character as somebody who was really desperately trying to convince himself that he is a bad guy. So that way, he didn’t have to feel guilty for all the bad things that he’d done in his life, and for the lives he’s taken.
And through the course of this movie, he starts to realize that maybe he’s not so bad, after all. Maybe inside his heart, there might be some good.
Your character is a wizard with cards. If you were a wizard in real life, what kind of power would you like to have?
Oh, man. I always thought it would be fun to be able to shit in someone else’s pants. That would be kind of fun, huh? Someone makes you mad, you just … boom! And you just watch him needing to leave the room, you know what I mean? If I could have one power, that would definitely be it.
Do you know card tricks in real life?
Yeah, I do. I was like an amateur magician as a kid. I have a couple of cool card tricks that I can do.
For this movie, I trained with a magician, who taught me a few sleight of hand tricks. The trick I do with the card (in a scene), I really did it.
Chris Pratt is exactly as advertised: tall, handsome, boisterous.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star visited Toronto last week for the world premiere of The Magnificent Seven — which kicked off TIFF.
The frontier drama stars Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio and Haley Bennett.
It opens in theatres Friday.
Based on Akira Kurosawa’s classic, Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven tells a David and Goliath story about a handful of gunslingers defending a town against an army of bad guys.
Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) ups the genre ante with terrific action, ensuring that the wild west really is wild.
Pratt has seen the John Sturges 1960 version of Magnificent Seven, “But I saw it as a young adult. I wasn’t watching it with the critical eye with which I watch movies now.” Instead, homework for the actors, he says, was watching Seven Samurai and The Wild Bunch.
“And The Wild Bunch was a greater influence.”
The actor is exactly the sort of huntin’ and fishin’ man’s man you’d want in a western.
He’s got skills. (And not just with french braids, although you can watch his hair-plaiting talent on YouTube.)
“I’ve been shooting since childhood. I grew up in a small town where you could go into the woods and shoot your gun and nobody would mess with you. Just the kind of rural upbringing I had,” says Pratt, whose childhood was spent in small towns in Minnesota and Washington state, and even in a gold-mining camp in remote Alaska.