Chris Pratt swiped his Star-Lord costume so he can dress up for sick kids

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt must be exhausted by now with all of the Guardians of the Galaxy promotion. The movie comes out Friday. Home stretch all the way. Chris last bared his soul for us by talking about his emotional eating. Now he’s going to slay hearts with some last-minute interviews. He talked to People about how his son, Jack, was premature. He and Anna “were scared for a long time.” Chris also said the experience helped him find prayer. Jack was in intensive care for a month, which sounds terrifying.

If that hasn’t set your heart aflutter yet, here’s something even sweeter. Chris spoke to Panzer TV about how he can’t wait for his Star-Lord character to be a hero to children. Why? Because he wants to dress up as Star-Lord to visit sick kids in the hospital. Does Captain America do that? Yes, Chris Evans does that (but not in costume). Pratt has planned ahead:

“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 [QB for the Seattle Seahawks] – 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.”

[From Panzer TV on YouTube]

How cool is that? Chris Pratt admits he loves job security and all the excitement of appearing in a Marvel movie, but what he really wants to do is cheer up sick kids. How rad.

Pratt has also put together a Vulture playlist of songs people should listen to before watching Guardians. One of the songs is Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like the Wind.”

Here’s some photos of Chris visiting Dave Letterman and a video too. The Pratt poker face is amazing. You can tell Dave is impressed.

Chris Pratt

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News & WENN

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  1. Stephanie says:

    He’s such a freakin’ cool dude! Down to earth and so funny. He is great on Parks and Rec and I am delighted to see his success.

  2. Dids says:

    This guy is soooo growing on me. LOVE HIM.

  3. An says:

    I loved his mix tape interview! That was hilarious! :lol: He’s really a great guy.

    • mommak918 says:

      Just checked out his music list….the man likes George Strait and Eric Church….yep, we were meant to be best friends. It’s official, I love him.

      Also as a mom whose baby had to spend time in the NICU, your world changes and praying becomes a beautiful habit out of need and therapeutic.

  4. merski says:

    Dude, thin Chris Pratt looks a little like Patrick Wilson… Does anyone else see that?

  5. GiGi says:

    Still nicely maintaining my love of him!

  6. Rhiley says:

    I love his outfit in the last picture. Seriously, I need that for the fall, but maybe with a forest green henley.

  7. Zee says:

    I love him…so freaking charming

  8. Lucy2 says:

    I hope he gets to do that. It would be really special for the kids.
    I also hope this movie does really well, early reviews sound great. And Pajiba has a link to an interview with the writer- one if the few female writers at Marvel.

  9. Lori says:

    He is my favorite of the Superhero Chris’. Really. I don’t think either of the other Chris’ has this much game. He has nearly RDJ level appeal. He might be playing me………..but I don’t care. French braids for everyone.

  10. Christin says:

    Sounds like he has his priorities in good order.

  11. Amy Tennant says:

    All right, dang it. Can’t not adore this dude. I was fighting it.

  12. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Chris ODonnell was a hottie in his day, wonder what happened to him? CP looks like a mix of Prince Harry and Chris O’donnell.

  13. Bridget says:

    Russel Wilson is at this point a fixture at Children’s Hospital around here, so more power to Chris if this is his chosen celebrity role model. I hope it happens and I hope we dont read about it.

  14. j.eyre says:

    Gosh, I hope the movie is a success so he can go visit sick children as well.

    I also think they should change that law that states you are not allow to visit sick kids unless you have a successful superhero movie, its seems like kind of a hindrance.

    You were Emmett, Chris.

  15. Shantal says:

    Jaimie Alexander (Sif) did a childrens’ hospital visit in costume.

  16. evadstructn says:

    Everytime I see him I think of Bert Macklin, FBI. Welcome to the A-list Chris.

  17. mythrasun says:

    Just FYI for anyone that is going to say it–just let the cat thing GOOOOOO.

    I am a proud mommy of 2 cats, but if one of them was really really sick and it was interfering with my health and i didn’t have the time to dedicate to cleaning up after it, I would try to find it a new home as well.

    • Eve says:

      But would you do that on Twitter? Offering the cat to anyone who’d take it (because that’s *how* he did it)? He didn’t seem to be trying to find the cat a nice, new home. He was simply trying to get rid of it. Sorry, but I will never let that go. That’s how I feel about it, I can’t help it.

      If you think differently, that’s fine, but I find my reasons to be fair — I’ve seen people being hated on for a lot less here on CB.

      I still think he’s a cat-hating douchebag — had it been a dog, I’m positive a lot more people would have been up in arms calling him the same, but getting rid of cats when they become an inconvenience is (unfortunately) somewhat acceptable — I’ve seen that happening my entire life and that enrages me (there’s a mindset behind that — that cats aren’t part of what’s supposed to be a “family”).

      P.S.: not to mention he was a complete a**hole when people confronted him about it (and he did delete the first tweet, the one saying “anyone in the LA area want a cat?”).

      • Shantal says:

        I can understand the need to rehome the cat since his wife was apparently trying to get pregnant and the risk of toxoplasmosis would be too great with an incontinent cat, but I totally agree that the way he went about it was completely douchey. But then again he hunts animals for sport, so…