Chris Pratt for The Telegraph (2016)

“I walked into that room [to audition for ‘Avatar’] knowing that I did not have that thing, and I walked out thinking I would never have that thing, probably. This is a terrible quote, but never underestimate the shallowness of your audience. A lot of acting just has to do with an aesthetic look; a lot of the time in show business we’re just props. It’s terrible, but it’s true. And I just wasn’t in shape back then. I wasn’t feeling good about myself. So I walked in feeling nervous and insecure about the way I looked and I started sweating. I remember that it was literally rolling down my face. And whoever that tape went to…”


Remember the white dress i wore all through that film? George came up to me the first day of filming, took one look at the dress and said: “you can’t wear a bra under that dress.”

“Ok, I’ll bite,” I said. “Why?” and he said: “Because… there’s no underwear in space.”

He said it with such conviction. Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn’t see any bras or panties anywhere.

He explained. “You go into space and you become weightless. Then your body expands but your bra doesn’t, so you get strangled by your own underwear.”

I think that this would make for a fantastic obituary. I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.