Chris Pratt stole the show from Brad Pitt and the rest of the cast of “Moneyball” met the media at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday.
Pitt went on soberly about why “Moneyball,” which premieres at the festival tonight, inspired him. Philip Seymour Hoffman found meaning in the Oakland A’s Billy Beane facing up to his life, which wasn’t turning out the way he’d planned.
Then Pratt, who plays a more minor player, jumped in:
“There’s ten million reasons why I’m inspired right now,” he enthused. “Working class guy, not highest on the payroll. I don’t get paid a shitload of money. They got me really cheap.”
“I’m playing a character really similar to who I am,” he went on, cracking up the room. “Don’t get me wrong. I’m really famous in my hometown.”
That’s Sony studio chairman Amy Pascal who can be heard laughing loudest in the video. Pitt’s agent Bryan Lourd can be seen in a quick scan of the execs in the front row as Pratt was more candid than expected.