Chris Pratt Honors Soldiers and Their Families Ahead of Upcoming Movie, TOMORROW WAR
By Movieguide® Staff
Actor Chris Pratt is open about his faith and support of veterans and recently surprised fans serving overseas with a Father’s Day gift.
The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY star thanked servicemen and servicewomen and their families for their sacrifice. For his fans overseas, he gave them early access to his upcoming movie, THE TOMORROW WAR. Also, he treated their families stateside to a nice meal.
“I understand that the life I live inside of a bubble of protection that you provide for me,” Pratt said. “Just know, I do not take it for granted. I’m living my dream and I know you’re making that possible. Thank you.”
“Thank you for supporting the troops and our families,” one of the soldiers told Pratt via a Zoom call.
Pratt’s support of the military comes from his family’s connection to military service. Pratt’s brother, Cully, is an Army vet and now a Sheriff’s deputy.
On Veteran’s Day, Pratt wrote a “thank you” to his older brother on Instagram.
“This is my older brother Cully. #happyveteransday,” Pratt said. “I always wanted to be exactly like him. He is a good big brother. He’s always led with love.”
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“Growing up we wrestled for hours every day and smashed every bit of furniture in the house but never actually fought,” Chris continued. “He taught me everything. He put up with me and my incessant hyperactivity and forced his friends to do the same.”
Movieguide® previously reported on his first encounter with faith:
At 19, Pratt was living in a van with a few of his friends, and one evening they decided to stop at a convenient store. Pratt said none of his friends were of age, so they sent someone else in to buy beer for them.
That’s when he met a man named Henry.
“He basically said, ‘What are you gonna do tonight?’ And I said, ‘We’re gonna get drunk tonight.'”
“He was like, ‘Well, Jesus told me to stop and talk to you.’ I was like, ‘Really?’ He said, “Yeah. How about instead of going to the party tonight, you come and have dinner with my wife and I and we’ll talk about that?’ I was like, ‘Okay.'”
Pratt decided to skip the party he was going to and went with Henry instead.
He said for a brief period of time after this encounter, he started going to church and “leaning into it.”