Chris Pratt is a star in his own right, and he knows it.
The 25-year-old actor is known as the most talented of the genre’s stars, but he’s also got a career as a comic book writer and creator of characters that can be found on screen and off.
Pratt, who will be in the role of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, spoke to me about how to be an actor in his prime.1.
Learn the craft.
The fact that he’s such a gifted actor means he has to get to know the craft of the art form.
When you see a scene from the movie that you like, that’s the first thing you want to do.
You want to learn the story, but you want that same story told.
So you have to take a look at your own work and say, “This is a movie that I love, so I want to make it the best I can, and I’m going to be the best at it.”
If I can’t, I’ll be a complete failure.2.
Learn how to read people.
You know, you see people who are doing great and are kind, and then you see them do bad things, and it really bothers you.
And then, you want the guy to be able to go out and do that, too.
I’m not talking about bad, but really, you can’t be a great actor if you’re not able to read someone.
You need to be like a chess player, where you’re looking for openings and you can see what they’re doing and react to it.
You have to understand how people are going to react, and how they’re going to respond to what you’re doing.
And that takes time.3.
Learn to embrace your mistakes.
You just can’t do it.
There’s no way to get through a bad scene and not do some bad things.
You can’t have your mistakes in the film and it’s going to affect the rest of the film.
So when you do something wrong, you’re going, “Hey, I got a really bad mistake here.”
So you’re very open to the fact that you’re wrong, and you’re ready to get over it.4.
Don’t be afraid to fail.
There’s no such thing as a perfect movie, but there are a lot of movies that don’t make it.
I feel like a lot are really good, and they’re great.
You don’t have to be perfect, but the movie has to be good to be worthy of the success.5.
Know how to laugh.
I’ve been in so many comedy roles where I’ve just sat there and just let it all out.
But I never know how I’m gonna go from there.
You gotta know how to have fun.
And if you don’t, you don, either.
It’s so easy to get stuck in a routine and it can be frustrating, but that’s okay.
You know, it’s so hard to be funny, but it’s actually fun to be in that mode.
And so you gotta get over that and laugh.
It makes the world go round.6.
Do your best work when you’re relaxed.
People are so afraid of doing too much work.
They don’t know what they can do.
They just want to be done.
And they want to get their head in the game.
But if you work with that, you just have to relax.
You just have time for yourself and get to your groove.
And you’re so tired after that.
So, I have to tell you, it takes a lot for me to relax after that movie.
I don’t want to work at the gym.
I work at home.
I have my phone and I go home and I do whatever I want.
I go to sleep, I get up, I eat breakfast, I go back to work.
I do all the stuff I was doing.7.
Never settle for less.
You’re supposed to do your best.
And there’s nothing more satisfying than being the best actor in the world.
But you’re always going to have to try harder.
If you can go back and do something a little bit more challenging, that might help you.
But just be open to it, and accept the fact you might not be as good as you think you are.8.
Have fun doing it.
Even when you can do better, you have that feeling of, “Oh, this was fun, but I’m just going to make this movie better.”
And you might go to the bathroom.
You might do something with your friends.
You still want to give it your all.
You’re still a kid.
You do it for the sake of doing it, so you might feel like you’re giving up on it.
And I don-I can understand that.
But when you give up on something, it can turn into something really great. I think