It's no secret that Chris Pratt has a soft spot in his heart when it comes to kids. He's been vocal about his love for children throughout his entire career, especially after a medical scare involving his own son, just after his birth.
After the Super Bowl a couple of years ago, Pratt - along with Captain America star Chris Evans - visited children's hospitals in Seattle and New England, dressed as their popular characters.
If you ask Pratt, he still gets excited every time he sees a kid dressed up as Star-Lord. He actually takes a lot of pride in the fact that kids look up to a character that he brought to life.
During a Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 set visit, Pratt let some reporters know just how he feels when he sees those kids donning the Star-Lord attire.
"It makes me really happy that the first introduction to Peter Quill being Star-Lord – I remember when James and I were collaborating on this, I think originally it was written, ‘There is one more name you may know me by – Starlord,’ and then he kicks the thing and something cool goes off, but there was never that answer of, ‘Who?’ Remember? I think that was something that got added in after I had been cast and I’m really glad that we added that in because it really does feel like it’s changed, like people didn’t know who Starlord was. I mean, unless you were a comic book fan and read Guardians of the Galaxy, but it’s like kids didn’t know who Starlord was. It took this movie to where it could become this sort of ubiquitous household name kind of a superhero character, and for that I just feel really proud and really happy. I just feel lucky to be part of the process of bringing that to kids. It just tickles me, man. I get it all the time. It’s really kind of special, and it feels pretty cool."
No matter how big Chris Pratt gets, he still gets effected and excited about the truest joys in life.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).