If last year was the year of Matthew McConaughey, then this year is hands down the year of Chris Pratt. The 35-year-old actor has been charming audiences around the world - think: running away from dinosaurs in stilettos on the Late Late Show with James Corden and Instagramming his ride to the premiere - in the run-up to the June 12 release of summer blockbuster Jurassic World.
Prior to starting the press tour for the latest instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Chris took to social media to issue an apology for any scandalous or politically incorrect comments he believed he would make during interviews with the media. “I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truly sorry,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “I swear. I'm the nicest guy in the world. And I fully regret what I (accidentally will have) said in (the upcoming foreign and domestic) interview(s).”
So far the only ‘backlash’ Chris has received is people saying that he is too funny, too sweet and too down to earth. And, according to the Guardians of the Galaxy star, life as a leading man, husband to wife Anna Faris and father to son Jack, 2, is “a dream” and he can’t be anything but happy and thankful. “I don’t pinch myself because when you pinch yourself, it’s to see if you’re dreaming and it’ll wake up you,” he told Carson Daly during a sit down on Today, adding, “I wouldn’t want anyone to pinch me right now, because if I did wake up, I’d be pretty [mad].”
Being part of the Jurassic Park series has also fulfilled a childhood fantasy for the Washington State native, who told the QMI Agency while promoting The Lego Movie in 2014 that, “I lined up to see [Jurassic Park]. I saw it opening night. I saw every sequel and for me that was my big movie. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
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