Chris Pratt: I Am Not in the Business of Making Excuses

23 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Chris Pratt Apologizes in Advance for Potential ‘JurassicGate’ and Misbehaving on Press Tour.

The Jurassic World star took to Facebook on Friday to post a hilarious preemptive apology for any and all offensive comments he feels he’s likely to make during his upcoming press junket for Jurassic World. “I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming #JurassicWorld press tour,” the 35-year-old actor begins. “I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truly sorry.” Pratt adds that he’s not “in the business of making excuses,” before launching into a laundry list of them – including his self-professed stupidity (“I am just dumb”), to probably being exhausted at the time of said offensive comments, to the infernal stuffiness of press rooms.Chris Pratt won’t say if he’s in talks to play Indiana Jones, but did say he doesn’t “want to be the guy who f—s that up.” Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage Being cast to step into an iconic role can be a great honor and career boost when done right (Daniel Craig as James Bond, anyone?), but there is always the risk of screwing things up. (Remember George Clooney’s Batman?In addition to serving as this month’s GQ cover star, “Jurassic World” star Chris Pratt kindly volunteered to shoot a video sharing some of his acting tips with the world. While he promises that any future gaffes will begin as an innocent joke, he says he is “fully aware that the subject matter of my imminent forthcoming mistake, a blunder (possibly to be) dubbed ‘JurassicGate’ is (most likely) in no way a laughing matter.” Perhaps Pratt took note of the controversy his fellow Marvel cohorts, Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans, caused after making an inappropriate joke aimed at Scarlett Johannson’s character in Avengers: Age of Ultron during an interview.

Pratt likens acting under the influence to “performing brain surgery with the blunt end of a hammer.” After downing rounds and rounds of shots, he answers many deep questions humanity’s greatest minds have pondered for centuries that up until now we’ve been unprepared to answer; like, how we would act if we saw a T-Rex in a Jamba Juice? Well, that’s a very valid question, especially since Pratt hasn’t actually done anything to be sorry for, but he might, and that’s why he’s saying sorry.

Or maybe, with his propensity for drinking bottles of whiskey during promotional videos, he figures its best to cover his bases before embarking on his “global press blitz.” “With social media the way it is and click bait marketing online you will have a front row seat to all of the promotional action if you so chose,” he writes, before warning, “There will be a lot. Here’s another one of the star’s acting tips, “If you’re playing a parent and your child asks you where babies came from, you simply tell them the truth. While Pratt, 35, won’t say whether the rumors are true, he did share his thoughts about taking on the role Harrison Ford made famous with 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. “You have to look at it and be like, ‘Is this right for me?’” Pratt told Entertainment Weekly. “And is it perfect? But that’s up to you.” Fortunately, he already has a plan for those who might feel overwhelmed by the hoopla surrounding a blockbuster release: “If it gets old or you grow weary of my face just remember, you could always do what I did while waiting for the original Jurassic Park to open, go outside and play with imaginary dinosaurs! With Saturday Night Live on hiatus for the summer, —who at 21 is the youngest member of the current cast—spent last night watching the first two movies and live-tweeting his foul-mouthed appreciation for the Boy Who Lived throughout.

Rex.’ Do you see how I emoted?” He also notes what to do when encountering a snake in the desert, when pulled over with weed in the glove box, when commanding the crowd at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe and when asked about where babies come from. He may have intended to watch more than two of the movies (he at one point during the night revealed he had read the first four books but stopped when the movies came out), but ultimately gave in to the need to sleep. When I do (potentially) commit the offensive act for which I am now (pre) apologizing you must understand I (will likely have been) tired and exhausted when I (potentially) said that thing I (will have had) said that (will have had) crossed the line. “Those rooms can get stuffy and the hardworking crews putting these junkets together need some entertainment! (Likely) that is who I was trying to crack up when I (will have had) made that tasteless and unprofessional comment. You aren’t just following dreams, you’re reaching for your destiny.” “Now that you’ve made your choice—or, rather, succumbed to it—your path is clear,” he continued. “Not easy, but clear.

Big deal! “Rejection might sting, but my feeling is that often, it has very little to do with you,” De Niro continued. “When you’re auditioning or pitching, the director or producer or investor may have someone different in mind, that’s just how it is. It seems the director is always right.” “You’re not responsible for the entire job, but your part in it,” he added. “You will put your everything into everything you do. Whether you’re working for Federico Fellini or Martin Scorsese, your commitment and your process will be the same.” “Did you get straight A’s in school?” he inquired rhetorically. “If you did, good for you, congratulations. They must be doing it because Obama’s president’ and ‘It’s not true to the comic.’ Or even, ‘They’ve destroyed it!’ “It used to bother me, but it doesn’t anymore. I can see everybody’s perspective, and I know I can’t ask the audience to forget 50 years of comic books,” Jordan continues. “But the world is a little more diverse in 2015 than when the Fantastic Four comic first came out in 1961.

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