Chris Pratt Believes in God Because His Fame Was ‘Perfectly Planned’
‘Passengers’ hunk Chris Pratt has seen firsthand how swiftly “divine” intervention can change a person’s life.
The current ‘Vanity Fair’ cover boy opened up about his rise from door-to-door salesman to box-office king in the February issue of the magazine.
“I was selling coupons for things like oil changes or trips to a spa,” said Pratt, who told the magazine it didn’t really matter what he was selling because a salesman only has one product: himself. “I was great at that,” he said. He got absorbed in this new gig, walking through town, making the same pitch again and again.
It turned out to be perfect training for a future life of audition and rejection. “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-kin’ mind. Did you ever have someone sic their dog on you at an audition?”
And while working at a restaurant in Hawaii, he insists God looked down on him because he met famous actor and pot advocate Tommy Chong’s daughter, Rae Dawn Chong, who set him up with an audition for a comedy, called ‘Cursed Part 3’. He ended up with a leading role.
Though it was “the worst movie” Pratt had ever seen, the role earned him a manager, and he believes his A-list path was set then and there.
“The whole reason that movie came along was just so I could be brought to Hollywood.”