Chris Pratt Reveals His One ‘Diva’ Move
Apparently Chris Pratt smokes cigars while filming (we didn’t know that!), and he doesn’t even care if he’s indoors where smoking is totally illegal. He calls it his “one diva thing”.
Here are some highlights from his recent interview with ‘Cigar Aficionado’ magazine:
Smoking cigars while filming ‘Guardians’ in England: “The Brits are so polite. There I am, smoking these little cigars on the set and it is, in fact, illegal. But they were so reluctant to finally say, ‘I’m very sorry, but I’m afraid it’s against the law.’ And I said, ‘No, no, that’s cool—just tell me when the cops come.’ Hey, I show up on time, I know my stuff. It’s like, my one diva thing.”
He doesn’t take photos with fans: “I’ve always been a pretty deferential, go-with-the-flow guy. But now I have to be economical with my time. If I go out and want to do normal things, I have to be comfortable disappointing people. I just don’t take pictures with people. Because that’s not about enjoying the moment; it’s about stealing the moment to brag about later. So, I say, ‘Would you settle for a handshake?’ And then they take the picture anyway.”
He misses interacting with regular people: “It’s tough sometimes, the amount of management you need to do on things you used to do spontaneously. What I really miss is sitting down and talking to strangers who don’t know me, so we can discover each other. I’d say the majority of people I meet have an idea about me before they meet me. There’s something nice to being able to surprise somebody.”
Getting ripped for Zero Dark Thirty: “I’ve learned not to overestimate how deep the audience is — that, as an actor, a big part of it is looking as good as you can.”
Being famous: “There was this moment when I was at a party and Barbra Streisand and Jim Carrey both came up to me to tell me they loved what I’d done. Streisand asked me, ‘How does it feel? You’re this year’s big thing.’ Jim Carrey told me the same thing. That was when those people stopped being my icons and became my peers.”