Actor Chris Pratt stopped by a screening of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to take selfies with all of the kids in attendance.
is an actor who has been thrust into the limelight over the last few years. Since working on 'Parks and Recreation' he has starred in several feature films including, Moneyball
, Zero Dark Thirty
, Lego Movie
and his latest movie, Guardians of the Galaxy
Last week Disney
and the New York Daily News teamed with Variety the Children's Charity of New York
and Children of Promise
for a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy
for over 200 kids.
Following the movie, Chris Pratt
surprised the kids with a quick speech about his personal struggles and then he stayed until he took a selfie with every single kid the theater.
“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 went on to take questions from the audience, talking about stuntwork:
“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.” (Via The Mary Sue)
Guardians of the Galaxy
hits theaters this Friday.
Check out the movie trailer below:
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