Chris Pratt Shares How He Stays Grounded While Being in the Spotlight
Kayla KosloskyReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2019 Feb 11
Chris Pratt joined Stephen Colbert on Thursday and shared his secret to surviving in Hollywood.
Relevant Magazine reports that the outspoken Christian sat down with The Late Show host to promote his new movie, Lego Movie 2, but he also talked about the pressures surrounding having celebrity status.
“Do you ever feel like you’re in a lion’s den by being a celebrity in the public eye with, you know, people always trying to figure out what’s going on with Chris Pratt and the cameras pointing at you,” Colbert asked the Jurassic World Star. This came after Colbert asked the actor about the Daniel Fast – a Biblical prayer and dieting fast – which Pratt recently completed.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star responded to Colbert’s question saying, “Yeah, yes, I suppose I do.”
But Pratt did not leave it there, he shared a quote from Pastor Christine Caine that has helped him to stay grounded in Hollywood. He said, “But, there’s this great quote I actually heard in church and it felt really appropriate which was, ‘if the spotlight that’s shining on you is brighter than the light that comes from within you, it’ll kill you.’”
“And you see it all the time,” Pratt added.
Pratt then shared that this quote cautioned him not to give too much of himself away – a trap many young celebrities fall into – because doing that could kill him, too.
Pratt recently completed the 21-day Daniel fast which is based on the dedication to God and diet that the Prophet Daniel followed in the Old Testament. The fast aims to bring its participants closer to God as they are encouraged to pray each of the 21 days.
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Video courtesy: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert