Movie trivia: Sofia Coppola wrote a lot of the film based on her life. The character of John (Giovanni Ribisi) was loosely based on her then husband Spike Jonze. Rumor has it that the Anna Faris’ character, Kelly, was supposedly Cameron Diaz, with whom Spike Jonze worked with on Being John Malkovich, though Coppola denied the connection in an Entertainment Weekly interview.
“Anna and I are meant to be together. Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just as much as my crazy career and the way I fell into this life. She and I grew up 20 minutes away from each other but never met until we met in LA. We both got our start in horror spoofs. We both made our careers playing guileless nitwits for laughs. We both have parents that have suffered with MS. The similarities go on and on. Anna is a great wife. Very patient and understanding. Very supportive. So kind and genuine always. And she gave me a wonderful son and family of in laws that I truly love.”Chris Pratt on his wife Anna Faris
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“ That is where corn chips come from. Hmm… Maybe ol’ Professor Hardwood is onto something. He probably really loves corn. And all corn-related products. I mean, isn’t that what you’re supposed to put in a frame? Things you love? I’m gonna do that. When I’m get home, I’m gonna frame a bunch of stuff I love. Like lasagna. I *love* lasagna. It’s SO good. And cheesy. You know who else loves lasagna? Garfield. Man, that cat really loves lasagna. Maybe I should put a picture of Garfield in a frame. You know, as a kind of shorthand way of saying ‘I love lasagna.’ That would be so f*cking inside. Or how ‘bout a photo of *President* Garfield? Oh shit, that would be totally meta! People would be all like: Jane, why do you have a photo of President Garfield on your mantle? And I’d be like: Because I like lasagna, of course. ”
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Chris Pratt on Braiding Wife Anna Faris’s Hair, Playing a Cowboy, and Shopping Vintage
This feature first appeared in the September 2016 issue of InStyle. To see more exclusive photos of Chris Pratt and read his full interview, pick up the magazine, now available on newsstands and for digital download.
Outside the historic Irving Thalberg Building on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif., a Technicolor rainbow—94 feet tall and wrought from solid steel—arcs into the sky. In a nondescript corner office in that same building, the gold at the end of that rainbow, Chris Pratt, takes a seat, the chair he chooses instantly dwarfed by his rugged 6'2" frame. In a sky blue Levi’s button-down, faded Wrangler jeans, and scuffed tan Ariat boots, the actor looks every inch the cowboy, which is fitting, since he plays the leading role of wisecracking gunslinger Josh Farraday in The Magnificent Seven. Is this art imitating life? Pratt waves off the notion. “These are I’m-not-really-a-cowboy cowboy boots,” he says, laughing gamely. “I play one in a movie.” But that’s not all he can do. With an eagerly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy sequel on the horizon, as well asPassengers, an interstellar romance with Jennifer Lawrence, Pratt continues to prove he’s equally at home in space as he is on the range. Add to that his just-announced star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? It’s official. Chris Pratt is no mere movie star. He’s a celestial happening.
ON ‘90S FASHION…
You grew up in Washington State in the ‘90s. Was Kurt Cobain a fashion inspiration for you?
In high school my parents and I had a deal. They would pay for either my car insurance or my clothes. So I let them cover the insurance and I got my own clothes. I’d shop at the thrift store. There were a lot of loggers and mill workers up in that area, so the stuff that was donated was generally flannels, old boots, and jeans that were all effed up. But I didn’t go the grunge route. I went more for silk Hawaiian T-shirts and bell-bottom jeans.
ON WORKING WITH ETHAN HAWKE…
Staying in the '90s for a second, one of your wife Anna Faris’s favorite movies is Reality Bites. Was it weird working with Ethan Hawke [on The Magnificent Seven], presumably her high school crush?
Anna is nuts about that movie. It really spoke to her. But she’s always like, “I would totally go for Ben Stiller’s character, not Ethan’s [i.e., Troy].” Troy. Eff that guy!
Is she as opinionated about fashion as she is fictitious suitors?
She’s effortlessly stylish. But when we met, I think she appreciated that I was a guy who wore, like, cargo shorts and a T-shirt from Cabela’s. That was my staple wardrobe for a really long time. Now I’m a little more cognizant of my choices. I don’t just passively have stylists put whatever they want on me. I pay attention.
ON WARDROBE ESSENTIALS…
If you could choose one piece of your costume to wear in everyday life, what would it be?
Probably my pants. I tried them on and went, “What are these?” And the costumer said, “They’re Ralph Lauren.” This wasn’t like the Daniel Day-Lewis version of a movie where we all had to s—in outhouses or something. We had trailers. The gun I used was authentic to the time, but the pants were Ralph Lauren. And I took them.
What’s your most essential item of clothing?
My Ariat boots. They’ve got a good square toe. And they’re soft here [around the ankle].
ON HIS SECRET SKILL…
In addition to being into style, you’re also reportedly proficient with hair. How did you learn to French-braid?
My sister taught me how to braid when we were younger. Then, I would braid Anna’s hair at night … it was a nice little ritual. But her hair started breaking off at the top of the braid because she was sleeping on it. So Anna’s mom thought a French braid might distribute the pressure. She taught me when we were in Hawaii shooting Jurassic World.
This is so random, but I remember a while ago you mentioned being a fan of Jenny Slate and Chris Evans and some of you were speculating about whether they were dating or not when they recorded the podcast with Anna Faris. Anna gave an interview recently in Vogue about the podcast and she revealed that Chris texted her about two weeks after they recorded their episode to let her know that he was thinking about asking Jenny out or something like that. I just thought that was cute haha.
Omg that is super cute!! Thank you for messaging me! So I guess they started dating pretty soon after that? So adorable that they would have been crushing on each other… and it showed!
I have to ask: Did you know Chris Evans and Jenny Slate were dating when you interviewed them? No! Isn’t that crazy? And I felt so bad! Because when the news broke there were a few publications that referenced the podcast and I was like, “Oh my God, I hope they don’t think I picked up on something and spoke.” But I don’t think they were dating when they were doing it because I got a text from him like a week and a half or two weeks later and it said, “Jenny and I are thinking about maybe going out on a date or whatever.” So I really don’t think they were dating. But I don’t know, they sure have chemistry! I love them both.