Chris Pratt Reveals His Rags to Riches Story From Failed Avatar Audition to MCU Lead Star

Jurassic World: Dominion star Chris Pratt is a lot of director’s first choice now but there was a time when the actor had a hard time securing roles under his name. Recently he talked about his failed auditions in the Smartless podcast and how they affected the actor.

Chris Pratt explained how his failed auditions affected him

Chris Pratt as Star-Lord
Chris Pratt as Star-Lord

He talked about getting rejected and how it affected his acting skills. He said,

“I know I’ve made light of actors feeling rejection or whatever, but I didn’t come close [to getting the role]. In fact I came, it was so not close that it was really demoralizing and made me actually truly question my potential or what I should be aiming for as an actor.”

Also read: ‘Been Busted So Many Times’: Chris Pratt Reveals He Used To Eat From Customers’ Plates

On the SmartLess podcast, Chris Pratt explained his terrible audition for Avatar

Actor Chris Pratt
Actor Chris Pratt

He recalled his audition for Avatar, he explained how he didn’t look after himself at the time and how the audition was dull from the beginning. He said,

“I remember that the role was written like ‘He comes in,’ it was maybe the Avatar. . .I just remember reading this character description and it was like ‘he walks in and he has the it factor.’ So I was feeling, you know, a little bit overweight, I wasn’t really taking care of myself physically, I was in a relationship where we were, you know, drinking a lot. I walked in, and I started sweating immediately, and it was a casting assistant. She just looked at me and she just pressed record and she just started doing her stuff while I was reading with her other casting assistant. I saw that there was literally nothing about my audition that was compelling at all.”

The actor will voice the leading role in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated feature film

Chris Pratt Is Mario In New Super Mario Movie
Chris Pratt Is Mario In New Super Mario Movie

Chris Pratt is currently slated to voice Mario in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated feature film. Fans were outraged as they disliked Chris Pratt’s casting as Mario. Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri defended the actor. He said, “Chris was cast because we felt he could give a great performance as Mario. And now that we’ve done about 15 recording sessions, and the movie is three-quarters done, I sit here and say that I love his performance as Mario.

Also read: 5 Ways Jurassic World Is Better Than Jurassic Park Trilogy

Farhan Asif
Farhan Asif

Farhan Asif is a content writer at AnimatedTimes. Having published over 300 articles, Farhan is currently pursuing Computer Science. In the past, he has worked with FandomWire, writing nearly 100 articles for the network. He likes to go on donation drives for his local NGO on weekends. He also has a close understanding of motorcycles as he previously had his own customization auto shop. Apart from that, you will always find him playing video games during his free time.

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