“This whole time you’ve been laughing at me?”: James Gunn’s Guardians Cast Bullied Chris Pratt On Set, Called Him a “Loser kid that we all get to make fun of”

“This whole time you’ve been laughing at me?”: James Gunn’s Guardians Cast Bullied Chris Pratt On Set, Called Him a “Loser kid that we all get to make fun of”

Chris Pratt has gone through a rough path to eventually gain success in mainstream Hollywood. He has now made a household name by debuting as Peter Quill / Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. He reprised the role in the last installment of the Guardians trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 helmed by director, James Gunn. 

James Gunn and Chris Pratt
James Gunn and Chris Pratt

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However, the road to success was never easy for him, who had to endure bullying from his co-stars which he realized later on when he appeared alongside the latter for an interview. 

Guardians of the Galaxy Co-star Made Fun of Chris Pratt 

Guardians of the Galaxy cast with director, James Gunn
Guardians of the Galaxy cast with director, James Gunn

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In an interview to talk about his film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Chris Pratt made an appearance alongside film director, James Gunn where he realized the real truth behind his laugh. 

When they were asked about their relationship which led to the making of three movies, Gunn replied, “He’s gross!” 

The Marvel superstar was amused stating, “That’s what’s fun? Is I am gross?”

The film director went on to explain, “I laugh at you you know because it’s like…”

Pratt interrupted stating, 

“Wait! Did you say you laugh at me? This whole time you’ve been laughing at me? When you had the time, you were laughing at me?”

This led the latter to reply, 

“You know like when you’re a fun bully in school, you love it you have a loser. You have a loser kid like you then we all get to make fun of and make jokes about like that. It’s fun, it’s a good time!”

He further explained that this was the reason why actress, Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula also makes fun of him. The DC boss continued to laugh meanwhile Pratt was more in awe over what he witnessed back then. It would come as a surprise to many that Gunn was initially not sold to hiring the Parks and Recreation actor. 

James Gunn Had Doubts When Chris Pratt Was Considered for the MCU Role

Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt

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The talented filmmaker who was himself a newbie to Marvel was initially not sold when he got to know that Pratt was a potential candidate for the Marvel superhero role.  

The Zero Dark Thirty actor recalled doing his ‘own thing’ when the casting process was going on. 

“All I knew going in was this was an opportunity for me to try and do something that was my own thing. The thing I would do if I was given the budget to make an action-comedy.”

When casting director, Sarah Finn pitched for him, The Suicide Squad director was unimpressed as he recalled him as “The chubby guy from Parks and Rec?” However, his audition eventually won the director’s heart with Pratt getting onboard to play Star-Lord. 

Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy is available on Disney+.

Source: OnTheRedCarpet

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