Chris Pratt is the best French braider in the world, prepare to be jealous

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt posted this picture of himself at Stonehenge to his Instagram, which is so far from the usual celebrity social media selfie that it was worth sharing. Some of you were miffed at how Chris has been promoting Guardians of the Galaxy by discussing his weight loss not once but twice. He’s simply answering the questions that are asked, and people want to know how he lost the weight.

Chris has changed things up for a new interview with Redbook. The greatest part is where he talks about his amazing French braiding skills. He’s not joking at all. Chris has been braiding wife Anna Faris’ hair and Instagramming the evidence. He reveals that it is a very intense process. The following picture came with this caption: “This is a weird thing to brag about but I did that glorious french braid. #Baller #man #ManBraid #RealMenBraid #isItBrade? #SpellingQuestion #StillBallerTho #WhyIsItFrench??? #ICallItAFreedomBraid #GoUsa

Anna Faris

Are you jealous of his fantastic braid prowess? You should be:

The hardest part about parenting: “Having to follow Jack around and pick up after him made me realize how often Anna had been doing that for me. It’s like, Wait a minute, why is all this crap everywhere? Oh, right, someone was picking it up for me. So I’m not taking that for granted anymore.”

Who is funniest, him or Anna? “She is, by far! Jack has started to do very rudimentary art at school–maybe a few splots of paint across a piece of paper–and Anna gives them the funniest names. There’s one on the refrigerator called ‘Everything Is Realized’ and another one called ‘Time Is a Human Construct.’”

Those Instagram braids: “I’d always braid Anna’s hair, but I was doing it too tight and it broke in some places. Then I got a French-braid lesson from her mom, and it turns out I’m a pro. I must have been a hairstylist in a previous life. It’s all about having the right equipment: hair oil, the right comb… and also an incredible amount of natural talent for braiding, which not everyone is blessed with, I’m sorry to say.”

Is he like his Star Lord character? “I’d like to think that I have it in me to be a hero, but who knows?”

[From Redbook]

Girl, do you know how badly I’d love to French braid as well as Chris Pratt does? I’m not even thinking about his six-pack abs any longer. My daughter would be thrilled if I could master such a sleek braid. She usually has to settle for a messier Katniss braid, which is a far cry from this beautiful specimen.

Anna Faris

Here is the newest Guardians trailer. There’s a ton of Rocket Racoon in this edition. The more you see of the character, the more impressive Bradley Cooper’s voice work appears. BCoop did good! No wonder my Twitter stream is full of ladies crushing on Rocket.

Chris Pratt

Photos courtesy of Chris Pratt on Instagram, Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. peachcobblerby says:

    I love french braids too, but mine are never straight

  2. StormsMama says:

    I’m more impressed that he’s self aware enough to acknowledge how much Anna picks up for him. The fact that he has realized he was a slob and that’s plain selfish or lazy when a kid enters the picture is…awesome!

  3. Abbott says:

    So is he going to be America’s new best friend? Do we all have to trade in our Emma Stone BFF necklaces?

  4. WayPastMyBedtime says:

    He was epic in parks and rec!

  5. Lori says:

    Perfect casting of the Raccoon. Right down to the pointy little nose. Also I vote for Chris Pratt for next years sexiest man alive. People take notice.

  6. SpookySpooks says:

    I want a Chris Pratt of my own. Where do I get one?
    Also, in my language a French braid is called a “fish skeleton” ( riblja kost). Charming, I know.

  7. Hello Kitty says:

    When I used to French braid my hair, the bottom but would always be weird and loose because I had to lift it off the scalp to braid it. Successful French braiding on one’s own head is surprisingly difficult! And did anyone else ever give up halfway because their arms got tired?!

    • Lori says:

      I always end up giving up at the hairline at the bottom and just banding it there and having the end as a pony is instead of a braid.

    • lucy2 says:

      I always had the same problem, the first half would look good, but the bottom would get too loose and look weird. My hair is pretty thick and my arms would get tired too! I could never braid anyone else’s as good as my own, somehow.

    • minime says:

      Yes yes yes!! I’m always convincing myself that I will do amazing braids on my own hair but it always ends up looking unfinished, a mess or I give up anyway because my arms are tired (I have a lot of hair, what doesn’t really help). I let my hair grow out very long just because I wanted to try all the good looking braids that I found on the Internet. I ended up cutting my hair short ’cause I was tired of pony tails and my braids sucked…problem solved. I am seriously jealous of Anna Faris and her personal braid-maker ;)

    • Rae says:

      Actually, it’s easier for me to braid my own hair than others. Probably because I taught myself from a Seventeen magazine back in the day. Plus I’m always afraid of tugging too hard on someone else’s hair.

    • Amberica says:

      I can only French braid my own hair because I can feel if it’s straight or not. It’s always crooked on anyone else. Thank God I have a son, because if I had a girl, she’d look drastic.

  8. Mika says:

    My hair is wavy, kinda curly hair and I have these pesky hairs that just ALWAYS get themselves out of the braids no matter how hard I try. So I guess the “sleekness” of the braid depends on the texture of the hair, not just the expertise of the ‘braider’ lol

    • Lori says:

      And maybe whatever this “hair oil” is that he mentions?

      • Algernon says:

        I don’t know what he is specifically talking about, but I use Moroccan Argan oil in my hair. it’s expensive, but a little bit goes a long way. I don’t get split ends and my hair stays sleek and soft between washings. My dermatologist recommended it after I suffered a bout of stress-induced hair loss, as a means of restoring healthy scalp and hair and stimulating regrowth. It doesn’t regrow hair, per se, but when my hair did start to regrow, the new growth was strong and thick, and I think I actually have more hair now than I did before, simply because I stopped clogging my scalp with over-processed products.

      • FLORC says:

        I moroccan argon oil. It’s nice, but i’ve found loads of cheaper organic substitutes giving same results for a quarter the cost.

        IMO that oil is the acia of it’s day. Trending until something better comes along.

      • Mandy says:

        Florc, do you mind sharing which oils? :D really love Argan oil but I’m always keen to try cheaper alternatives.

  9. blue marie says:

    I have never been able to french braid, I am kinda jealous.

  10. CityGirl says:

    I’m officially in love with this guy now. LOL #StillBallerTho

  11. Naomi says:

    He does a beautiful braid. I spent a couple of hours when I was 14 or 15 teaching myself how to do a French braid while watching TV. My mom did not enjoy braiding my hair when I was little and I did not care for it either. Her knuckles would unintentionally knock me in the head which at least one of us did not enjoy, lol. Also, she just could braid so neatly. I am envious of how tidy her braids were when I see her childhood pictures;)

  12. Lori says:

    Is the blue dude Merle from the walking dead?

  13. Jedi says:

    They sound like a pretty happy and cute family. i like it. and i am insanely jealous that Anna Farris has a husband who can (and likes to!) braid her hair for her. not fair. ive never been able to master a simple braid let alone a fance french one.

    • mom2two says:

      I have a feeling that Chris Pratt is one of those guys who is very happy to do whatever Anna Faris tells him to do. He sounds like he is truly, crazy in love with her. I get the feeling that Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon might steal Guardians right out from Chris.

      • FLORC says:

        Except when he came off like a jerk in the early stages of her pregnancy.

        This guy rehabed his image very well.

  14. Emma13 says:

    Women are always asked about their weight loss, so why not him too? I bet guys (like my bf) wouldn’t mind knowing what he did to loose the weight and try it out for themselves. I see lots of articles aimed at women on how to get Carrie Underwoods’ legs, Victoria’s Secret Model’s bodies, and dancer’s bodies. (Ballet Beautiful by Mary Helen Bowers is awesome, btw). Maybe they should do a ‘Train like Chris’ article in Men’s Health. I’m ok with actors/ess being asked about their transformations, and I bet they want to talk about it because they worked their assess off to get there, but yeah not every interview needs to address it.

  15. OhDear says:

    The hashtags are killing me. Ha!

  16. WTF says:

    i have no idea who this guy is, but I LOVE HIM.

    • Amberica says:

      Do yourself a favor and check out Parks and Recreation on Netflix. Season 1 is rough, but after that it’s genius. You’ll love him and it is hilarious. I’m obsessed.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’ve been rewatching it (again) and agree – get past season 1, which is only a few episodes, and then it really starts to gel. It’s very funny, but also really sweet and heartwarming too.

    • sesame says:

      I’m so proud of my forever Everwood crush Bright Abbott hitting it big-time in the Hollywood star stratosphere…

      • mommak918 says:

        Im binge watching Parks and Rec post gallbladder surgery and I am now a huge Chris fan. He seems like an amazingly guy. Love the braiding. keep these posts coming!

  17. Miss5280 says:

    I taught myself to French braid my own hair as a tween (neither parent knew how). I am quite good at it. But, since I learned to do it on myself, it was difficult to French braid *other* people’s hair. With practice though, I have mad skills and that makes my nieces happy. I am impressed at Chris’ skills!

  18. GIRLFACE says:

    Is it okay that I think is completely adorable???

  19. videli says:

    Respect! My husband gets in the panic zone when he has to deal with my hair (he’s my hair trimmer).

    • kri says:

      That headline is so filthy. Sigh. I would like Tom Hardy to braid my hair, The Batch to give me a manicure, and Idris Elba to massage my back. Am I an awful woman?

  20. Oceansoul89 says:

    Aww… I want my husband to braid my hair now.

  21. serena says:

    Is it strange that now I find him even hotter than before?

  22. Bread and Circuses says:

    That stream-of-consciousness hash tag list was awesome. :D

  23. jaye says:

    I know we are talking about his braiding prowess, but can we have a hand clap of praise for those abs?

  24. Mingy says:

    Now I have “braid my hair” from R. Kelly stuck in my head..not cool, that songs sucks.

  25. FLORC says:

    I was really hoping to be blown away here. Thought we’d see french braid shape design or his ability to freehand fishbone. His french braids are french braids, but I can french braid my own hair and others… so not jealous.

  26. allons-y alonso says:

    I can’t braid but I can do a mean fishtail plait. Pratt, we should trade skill sets!

  27. Bridget says:

    I’m going to start calling it a Freedom Braid.

  28. moon says:

    anna is one lucky woman