No one could ever accuse Chris Pratt of taking himself too seriously.
The Passengers star showed off his self-deprecating humor on Instagram this week, posting pics from his recent Vanity Fair photoshoot along with his own joke commentary.
In a post shared Thursday, the actor gave a comical backstory behind one photo in which he stares off into the distance while standing between two stones.
One more still from the @vanityfair photo shoot. I have to credit the brilliant photographer @markseliger who discovered me wedged between these two rocks. It took him all day to pull me out. I had been stuck there for hours. I had barely enough strength to stare pensively into the distance. I mean, it was bad. Anyways. I almost had to chew off the lower half of my body to get out. But I'm not flexible enough. Bottom line. I could have died. But thanks to the brilliant photographer @markseliger I'm alive to tell the story, which is currently being optioned for a movie.
"I have to credit the brilliant photographer @markseliger who discovered me wedged between these two rocks," Pratt joked. "It took him all day to pull me out. I had been stuck there for hours. I had barely enough strength to stare pensively into the distance. I mean, it was bad. Anyways, I almost had to chew off the lower half of my body to get out. But I'm not flexible enough. Bottom line, I could have died. But thanks to the brilliant photographer @markseliger I'm alive to tell the story, which is currently being optioned for a movie."
In another shot, Pratt joked that while fans might have thought he was giving a sultry look to camera, what he was actually doing was "casually sniffing [his] knuckles."
I remember drinking this beer at the photo shoot and it tasted so good. Which reminds me of the time my friend from work went out with me for beer at this place on sunset about 17 years ago and brought a pitcher to the table and I said, "What beer is that? No wait don't tell me. Let me guess." And I sipped it. "Newcastle!" He was like, "Yah that's right...That's probably not a good sign Chris"
This is a picture of me on the cover of@VanityFair that water was cold AF. The magazine is on newsstands now. Is news stands one word? Is it newsstands or news stands? Siri didn't correct me and put a line underneath it so. That settles that. Anyways. You can go get it at the place where they sell magazines. Rite Aid or whatever. There is also an online version floating around somewhere. The article is very nice. Please read it. It talks about my upbringing and my faith. I remember seeing Heath Ledger on the cover of Vanity Fair when I was a kid. I read the article. Then one day I saw him driving through Hollywood. He had an awesome Ford Mustang. I drove a Suzuki Samurai at the time and was dead broke. Quick question... If a train of thought left my phone going 80 miles an hour due east- would it still be douchey to post more pics from my @vanityfair shoot?
Last year, Pratt similarly mocked his photospread for In Style after being named the magazine's Man of Style.
"Full disclosure I did not pick out any of the clothes which is kinda funny for a guy who is called the 'man of style,'" he wrote at the time. "I mostly like T shirts with American flags on them. Usually I go for the one on the top of the 'shirt pile.'"
Inside the pages of Vanity Fair's February issue, the 37-year-old actor opens up about what his life was like before fame and stardom.
"I was selling coupons for things like oil changes or trips to a spa. I was great at that," he tells the mag, noting the gig 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?'"
Pratt's Vanity Fair issue is on newsstands now.