Chris Pratt Visits Japan for the First Time, Kicks Off ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Press Tour

TOKYO – Chris Pratt made his first visit to Japan last April to officially kick off the global press tour of his latest movie, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which opens in the country on May 12.

Pratt suits up at the Japan premiere of GotG Vol. 2

The American actor, 37, who reprises his role as Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Marvel’s highly anticipated superhero sequel, attended the movie’s Japan premiere held at Brillia Running Stadium on April 10.

“Tokyo is an amazing city. I’ve wanted to come here my entire life and I haven’t been able to until now. Thank you so much for hosting us. We hope you’ll love the movie,” Pratt said.

The next day, he spoke at a press conference where he shared his impressions of Japan.

At the premiere: (L-R) Pratt, Saldana, Bautista and director Gunn 

“It’s beautiful. The cherry blossoms are out; and this is my first time in Japan but everyone has told me that this is the most beautiful time of the year to come here and I can see why they say that – it’s just so spectacular. I feel so incredibly honored to be able to come to a country I’ve long admired but also to be just treated so well,” he enthused.

He brought his lovely wife Anna Faris and their four-year-old son Jack to the trip.

“We were able to see some amazing sights and eat sushi. It’s been really good. We’re having a great time,” he shared.

At the press conference: (L-R) Gunn, actors Pratt, Saldana and Bautista

Pratt was joined by his co-stars Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax) and director James Gunn.

(Words by Florenda Corpuz)

(Photographed by Din Eugenio)

© Filipino-Japanese Journal 2017

A Crowded Cupboard

My @jilyfest​ submission! (ao3: x )
Tropes: Enclosed spaces & interfering friends
Summary: Sirius pushes James and Lily into a cupboard, hoping to force them to talk about their mutual feelings. His plan doesn’t go as smoothly as he hoped. 

This really wasn’t how Lily expected the day to go. Classes earlier had dragged a bit, but at lunch there had been pie and she’d spent time out by the lake with Mary. It was one of the last days to enjoy sitting out before the weather would be too cold. She’d run a little later than she’d anticipated and hurried to get ready for patrols.

“You used to hate patrols. You used to go 10 minutes late with your feet dragging,” Mary had pointed out with a giggle. “Now you’re primping for 15 minutes minimum.”

Lily had glared as she placed her hairbrush daintily on the bathroom counter. “Well I changed my mind.”

“About more than just patrols, it would seem,” Mary had said with a wink, watching as Lily’s face went scarlet.

The first twenty minutes of patrols had been wonderful— nothing was happening in the castle on this sleepy October night, and so she and James had just had time to talk.

Until Sirius had showed up. Until he had shoved them into this godforsaken spiderweb covered broom closet and set up shop outside the door, using charms as well as his body weight to keep it firmly shut.

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