“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt wants to be like Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and visit sick children in the hospital every week — provided the Marvel movie is a big enough hit to make kids want to meet him.
The actor who plays the intergalactic superhero group’s leader, Star-Lord/Peter Quill, said in a press junket interview he lifted the wardrobe from set so he could wear it to make children’s dreams come true.
“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, you know — and go visit kids,” Pratt explained. “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?”
If successful, and it appears the movie will be, “Guardians” should land Pratt bigger jobs as a result of a higher Hollywood profile, but he thinks “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, and be a good role model for them,” Pratt said.
“Guardians,” directed by James Gunn (“Slither”) and co-starring Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel, hits theaters on Friday. It’s expected to rake in over $65 million, and is shaping up to be one of the best-reviewed tentpoles of the summer.
A sequel has already been announced.