Chris Pratt whips out his French braiding skills in an interview: impressive?

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Here are some photos of Chris Pratt paying a visit to Jimmy Kimmel. I’m a little bit sad at how the tide has so quickly turned against him as Guardians of the Galaxy approaches. He just snuggled with a raccoon and was adorable, but many of you decided he’d lost the hotness at Monday night’s premiere. His smirk was a little douchey. All I can conclude is that a little bit of Pratt goes a long way, and maybe this new interview will reawaken some goodwill towards the lovable goofball.

Remember how Chris showed off his French braiding skills? I was so very jealous of Anna Faris, but I guess some people doubted Chris’ abilities. As if he’d dream up some hairstyling hoax just to have something to talk about other than bodybuilding and how to act alongside a CGI raccoon. Chris whipped out his magic fingers for Entertainment Tonight in the middle of an interview. He gave an ET intern a very respectable braid in under 4 minutes. Watch and be amazed:

Didn’t he do a good job? He didn’t use any hair oil or any other secret weapon. Just his own “gentle” fingers. I wonder how long that intern waited to wash her hair. She was probably tempted to keep that magical hairstyle for at least a few days.

Pratt also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel alongside his co-stars. He was ambushed over an Ambien-induced text that he once sent to Dave Bautista, who said: “Chris and I were both amateur wrestlers and I get this text one night…it’s the sweetest text in the world. He’s telling me how much he loves me. And then the farther you go down…he’s calling me out in this text saying he thinks he could take me and he said nobody has to know!” How embarrassing. Ambien makes people do strange things. Here’s a video of Pratt looking mortified.

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Photos courtesy of Chris Pratt on Instagram & WENN

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  1. Lindy79 says:

    I never turned on him. I think he and Anna are adorable.

    Also I can do feck all with my own hair so I am SO jealous he can French braid. My fingers turn to cookie dough when I try to do anything beyond; neat bun, messy bun, straight and tangled.

    • KB says:

      Right? I’m 27 and I’ve got no idea how to even properly blow dry my hair. My only hairstyles are down and straight or ponytail. Luckily my hair is naturally straight, so I don’t have to do anything beyond washing it and drying it, but it would look so much better if my brain didn’t disengage from my hands the minute I raise them above my head.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I paid my hairdresser for half hour of her time once and she taught me to blow out my hair. It still doesn’t look as good as it does when she does it, because you just can’t get the same leverage and angles on your own head as you can when you’re standing over someone, but it helped a lot. The main thing I learned was to think about what you’re telling your hair to do. I was blowing it one way, then another, all over the place. She taught me to blow one section, then turn off the dryer until you reposition it so you can blow the same way. Anyway, if I can do it, anybody can. You just have to learn how.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I’m pretty good at blowdrying. I do what you suggest, section it and dry each section and it’s really helped.
        What I can’t do is any sort of even half decent upstyle, or even backcombing to give it a bit of volume (which when I wear it in a bun helps me not look bald.
        My arms and hands turn into a stroppy teenager the minute I try
        “I’m tiiired, are we not done yet??”

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Agree, it sooo tedious. I just let mine dry unless it needs to look more polished.

  2. Snazzy says:

    Probably a very stupid question – but what is Ambien?

    • Frida_K says:

      A sleeping pill. One that has lots of side effects, including acid reflux, sleep-walking (and driving and texting and eating) and all sorts of lovely things. A real gift from our friends in the pharmaceutical industry.

      • Frankdiabetes says:

        Honestly, I used Ambien every night for more than 5 years (I’m off it now), but I loved it. No next morning grogginess, great sleep, and it would make me extremely productive for about 1 hour after I took it- weird, I know, but I could get so much done in that time. Huge sink of dishes or some other dreaded chore? No problem! I never ended up driving or anything crazy like that though, my husband was always there to supervise. I know it probably wasn’t good for me, and I’m glad to be off it now, but at the time, I thought it was pretty great.

    • KB says:

      It’s a prescription sleep-aid that can make some people eat, drive, and all kinds of other things that they have no recollection of in the morning.

    • eliza says:

      A prescription sleeping medication.

    • Snazzy says:

      ahhh, thanks everyone!! Sounds like a menace to society !

  3. KB says:

    lol I love Chris Pratt

  4. GiGi says:

    Wait! Who’s turned on Chris? I thought we all loved him, still. I can’t turn down the funny…

    • M.A.F. says:

      I know that I had mentioned in the other thread (from yesterday I think) that I got the douche vibe from him while reading the Entertainment Article w/him on the cover promoting the movie. In print he that is how he came across. In the video, I didn’t get that impression.

  5. hutter says:

    It’s BRAIDING! It’s not that difficult, even men can do it! I can’t believe people are talking about this like it’s some incredible skill.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Me, neither. It’s so easy, I can do my own French braid just by feel. I think it’s one of those things that looks harder than it is.

      • Erinn says:

        I can too. I think the ‘magic’ in this, is that a lot of men just have never tried, and Chris is relatively good at it.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I just like people playing/messing with my hair in that way.
        ‘Tis nice.

    • Rae says:

      What’s easy for some people is not as easy for others. So just because it’s easy for me doesn’t mean I expect it to be easy for others. And just because you know how to do it doesn’t mean it’s always going to look good.

      He does a nice braid. No big bumps or lumps anywhere. I prefer a loose braid for that flowy look. I give him two thumbs up.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      I can French braid my own hair, but for the life of me, I can’t French braid anyone else’s hair that looks halfway decent! My poor daughter had sad looking loose French braids, while mine was nice, tight and even. I can sit on the train and in two minutes have my own hair neatly French braided, but my hands/fingers won’t cooperate when it comes to doing someone else’s hair…

    • holly hobby says:

      I can do plain messy braiding (one braid down) but I can’t french braid. I never understood how to do it. So nope, it’s ain’t easy.

  6. GlimmerBunny says:

    I don’t know about the others on this site, but my crush on him is getting bigger and bigger with every post. Can’t wait to see GOTG on monday!

  7. escondista says:

    Oh I find him so enjoyable.

  8. Rhiley says:

    I didn’t know BCoop was in this movie. That is BCoop right? (I am too lazy to google the cast).

  9. Shrubee says:

    I think its a marvel thing to now attach something cutesy to its stars to generate some interest. Like Tom Hiddleston with his act. But clearly GoG is being treated a little less special considering all Chris Pratt gets is something as bland as french braiding. This guy is a cutie but lets not pretend he is that hot guy who can also braid your hair, which is the image marvel wants to project. Big fail

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      This precisely.

    • FLORC says:

      Maybe that’s all Pratt can offer? His body sculpting routine and his french braiding skills?
      It’s not like he can talk about much else to promote this film.

  10. serena says:

    I would keep the braid until my hair falls off. He’s the man.
    How can a french-brading man be so hot?

  11. Amberica says:

    I have loved him since the beginning of Parks & Rec. Even when his character was awful, he has always been charming and funny.

  12. mommak918 says:

    he is precious and adorable. I cant wait till parks and rec is back to watch him as Andy. I love the Chris Pratt articles. keep them coming!

  13. videli says:

    He can braid my hair anytime. While wearing his FBI jacket. We can talk about women’s lasers.

  14. Savanna says:

    I adore him. He and Anna seem like the kinds of friends you’d want to have when everybody settles down and has kids and lots of them get boring. I love the story he told a few weeks back about Anna naming their son’s toddler artwork things like “the meaning of life” and putting them on the fridge. I love the idea of her as a “feeder” – constantly shoving food at him.

    Also yes he looks like a very gentle braider.

    • pwal says:

      Re: the gentle braider… amen.

      Watching him braid her hair was surprisingly hot, mainly because he was gentle and very attentive while doing it.

  15. An says:

    I’ve been a big fan since Everwood! I think he’s hilarious and seems like fun to be around.

  16. Ashling says:

    I really like him. He seems like that funny, sweet, goofy guy that did not grow up thinking he was hot. I can imagine Chris and Anna watching tv, her sitting on the floor between his legs while he braids her hair. I think he’s a total cutie!

  17. Becks says:

    This is perfection!

  18. Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

    God. I just want to lick him.



    I don’t care. He’s up there with JGL for me. UNF.

  19. Grant says:

    He is smoking. I thought he was delicious at the premiere and he’s delicious here.

  20. Bridget says:

    I actually really appreciate that he’s doing something traditionally considered “feminine” and isn’t embarrassed by it at all. Andrew Garfield got kind of bashful about Peter Parker having a sewing machine, for goodness sake, and here’s Chris Pratt actually braiding a woman’s hair for her.

  21. FLORC says:

    I can french braid myself and others. I didn’t realize it was a sought after skill. I do like the get to braids in wile hair is wet. When I wake up my hair is as I want it.
    His braiding skills just doesn’t seem worth a full thread. More a link page spot.

  22. M.A.F. says:

    It must be in print that I get the douche/meathead vibes because I didn’t get any in the videos. I really want to like him & the projects he puts out so I think it’s for the best that I avoid the print stuff. Really looking forward to this movie.

    I am impressed w/the French braiding. I can braid but I can’t do a French. I wonder if he can do a fish tail braid. That would be impressive.

  23. Putnam Princess says:

    I really like him and am looking forward to GoG. I read the article and didn’t think it was douchey. He seems like a sweet guy and I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for eating crackers.