Chris Pratt on 'Jurassic World' and being a hunk

Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:53am EDT
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By Piya Sinha-Roy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" to "The Lego Movie" and now "Jurassic World," Chris Pratt is fast becoming Hollywood's go-to franchise leading man.

Sitting on a sunny bench at Universal Studios, Pratt, 35, reflected on his whirlwind two-year rise to stardom and his transformation from TV comedy actor to movie stud.

Below are excerpts of his interview with Reuters:

Q: You played goofball Andy Dwyer on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" for seven seasons, shot to movie stardom as Peter Quill in "Guardians of the Galaxy," and now you're playing Owen Grady in "Jurassic World." Which is most like you?

A: All three of those characters are me. I think we were all born the same person, but there's just a different set of circumstances that led them to the moment that you meet them.

I think I am exactly who Owen is if I were to be a combat veteran who had a love for animals growing up, and joins the Navy and trained dolphins and saw people get killed, saw his animals get killed, then ran off to this island.

I'm probably the least like Andy Dwyer. Andy's really the most cartoonish of them, but he's certainly a collection of the clown I've been working on my whole life.   Continued...

Cast member Chris Pratt poses at the premiere of "Jurassic World" in Hollywood, California, June 9, 2015. The movie opens in the U.S. on June 12. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni