Chris Pratt’s path to success started as a door-to-door salesman.
The 37-year-old old actor took a dip for the February issue of Vanity Fairand opened up about life before becoming a movie star.
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“I was selling coupons for things like oil changes or trips to a spa. I was great at that,” he tells the mag, noting it helped prepare him for getting rejected for acting roles later in life.
“That’s why I believe in God and the divine. I feel like it was perfectly planned. People talk about rejection in Hollywood. I’m like, ‘You’re outta your f****n’ mind. Did you ever have someone sic their dog on you at an audition?”
“Once you get smart about auditioning, you learn to audition before they say ‘Action.’ You walk into the room as the character,” he advises. “You let them think the person you are is close to the character they want. You make them think you already are that guy.”
The dad of one says he owes his ambition for an acting career to his brother, Dan.
“He was hands down the best big brother anyone could ask for, super-supportive and always helped me, and loved me, and took care of me. We spent our entire childhood, eight hours a day, wrestling. One Christmas, he was in a play, a musical, and sang, and it knocked everyone’s socks off. My mom was crying. And I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do,’” he sweetly says.
Once Pratt hit the Hollywood scene, he recalls being told he looked a lot like the late Heath Ledger.
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“I had long blond hair, still bleached out, Hawaiian,” he says of his look.
“That’s what people were always saying: Man, you look just like Heath Ledger. Then I saw Heath Ledger on the cover of Vanity Fair, and I thought, Hey, I do look just like that guy.”
Pratt can currently be seen gracing the big screen in the film Passengers alongside pal Jennifer Lawrence, but he also dished to the glossy about another recent acting job that sounds like one of the most comfortable scenes to have in front of a camera.
“Normally, when you do a kissing scene, it’s awkward, and when it’s done you say, ‘Are you O.K.?’ But this was different,” he recalls of starring as the love interest to real-life wife Anna Faris on her CBS show, Mom.
“After they yelled ‘Cut,’ we laughed and just kept on kissing.”
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