During a recent interview with Panzer TV during the Guardians of the Galaxy press junket, star Chris Pratt revealed that he stole pieces of wardrobe from the film's set...so that he can dress up as Peter Quill and visit children in the hospital.
Unsurprisingly, the reveal -- which you can see below, along with an earnest explanation of why it's important to him -- has gone a bit viral online.
Asked whether he's "ready" for the pressure of being a role model to kids when the movie becomes a hit, Pratt had the perfect answer:
"I stole the jacket and some of the wardrobe so that, if this movie comes out and does what everyone hopes it can, I can follow the example of someone — say, like, a Russell Wilson — and go visit kids. If it was a big enough movie to where it would mean something to a kid who's sick in the hospital for Peter Quill or Star-Lord to come visit them, I'll do that. I think that's awesome, man. That would give me real meaning for this movie, you know?
Right now, it means high profile, cool jobs coming up, big press tour, and all the excitement of it all. But none of that really means anything. The coolest things would be that my son can one day see this, and that maybe I can go affect some kids in a positive way; be a good role model for them."
While many of the actors playing superheroes on the big screen are mega-stars, it seems that some of the ones playing less-known or less-visible roles take the whole "hero" thing quite seriously. Pratt's comments echo the kind of thing that you regularly hear on Arrow star Stephen Amell's Facebook page, where he sells Arrow swag for charity.0comments