Chris Pratt is opening up about how having his family on the road stops him from having his “head in the clouds,” and has been the “best part” of his time on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press tour.
The 37-year-old actor has been traveling the world on the promotional run for the new Marvel film and took actress wife Anna Faris and their adorable 4-year-old son, Jack, with him.
“That has been the best part of this world tour by far,” Pratt told ET’s Cameron Mathison at the film’s press junket in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday. “It’s nice to have your family with you because it brings you down to earth and when you leave your feet on the ground, you [realize] what it feels like to have your head in the clouds.”
“You go with the flow and things come and go and you’re not even there to record or observe them,” Pratt continued, explaining how life can become a whirlwind when he’s on his own. “So when [your family] bring you back down to earth you get to experience this -- or at least I do -- in a whole different way. When they are present with me, I get to be present with me as well.”
Pratt has posted several adorable posts gushing about his family during the international press trip for the film.
My dear sweet @annafaris getting flashbacks from her hilarious role in Lost in Translation. Thank you for the support honey! You look so beautiful. These press tours can be such a whirlwind. I'm grateful to have you and the boy with me on this one. Although it's 3:00am right now, I was just awakened by a square kick to the back as little man climbed into bed and then must have had a karate dream or something and now I can't sleep. I'm on insta instead. All you dads and moms know what I'm talking about. 😂♥️🙏👆👍🏼🙌
Hitting cinemas on May 5, the movie also stars Kurt Russell as Ego, the father of Pratt’s character. While initially resisting the urge to fanboy over Russell, Pratt eventually bonded with the acting icon.
“You learn to sort of be cool,” he said. “I think ultimately the best part is moving past that stuff, which both he and I understand is pretty meaningless. So we moved right past that almost immediately and got into things like our personal connection with similar passions we share.”
“We’re both outdoorsmen, we like to fish and hunt and get outside,” he continued. “There are a lot of similarities there and things we can relate to. We’re just two guys that met on the subway, you know!”
There’s one more thing that the two men have in common -- their taste in women!
“He married a super-hot blonde comedian, so we had [that] similarity!” joked Pratt. “Goldie [Hawn] didn’t come to set, but I had the opportunity to meet her a couple of times and she’s great.”
See more on Pratt’s family adventures around the globe below.