Chris Pratt at the premiere of 'Jurassic World.' Credit: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Handsome and humble! Chris Pratt reflected on his humble beginnings and past struggles while driving on an Atlanta freeway on Wednesday, January 27.

Pratt, 36, began his inspirational message on Instagram with an update in the two films that he’s currently working on, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and Passengers.

“I did a table read for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this morning and then shot all day on Passengers and just now wrapped some 144 hours later,” he wrote on Wednesday. “Weirdly, both films, which I’ll be shooting back to back, are being shot in Atlanta at Pinewood Studios. We have the best crew. Total rock stars busting their asses. And the stuff we’re shooting. My God. I can’t wait for you to see it.”

The Zero Dark Thirty actor added, “I am doing what I love. It doesn’t feel like work. Even though it is. I’m having fun. I’m overcome with joy and gratitude.”

Before he made it to Hollywood, Pratt dropped out of community college, became a stripper and, eventually, ended up homeless in Maui. In 2014, he told The Independent, “It’s a pretty awesome place to be homeless. We just drank and smoked weed and worked minimal hours, just enough to cover gas, food and fishing supplies.” Now Pratt has a new perspective on the struggles he faced in his early twenties.

“I felt like posting this to say to anyone out there chasing your dream,” he wrote. “Fifteen years ago I felt the same passion I feel today, but I had very little opportunity. I had to hustle hard and go hungry. I had to eat sardines and figure out how to get gas money. And I never had a plan B. I never stopped believing. Ever. Don’t give up. Apply constant pressure for as long as it takes. It will break before you do. Go get it.”

Pratt is married to Mom star Anna Faris. They share a son, Jack, 3.

It's 3:20am. I got picked up for work at 6:45am yesterday. I'm not good with math, especially after being up for approximately 61 hours but I think I've been up for over 77 hours. I did a table read for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this morning and then shot all day on Passengers and just now wrapped some 144 hours later. Weirdly both films, which iI'l be shooting back to back, are being shot in Atlanta at Pinewood studios. We have the best crew. Total rock stars busting their asses. And the stuff we're shooting. My God. I can't wait for you to see it. I go back in in about 8 hours to do more. I am doing what I love. It doesn't feel like work. Even though it is. I'm having fun. I'm overcome with joy and gratitude. I felt like posting this to say to anyone out there chasing your dream... Fifteen years ago I felt the same passion I feel today, but I had very little opportunity. I had to hustle hard and go hungry. I had to eat sardines and figure out how to get gas money. And I never had a plan B. I never stopped believing. Ever. Don't give up. Apply constant pressure for as long as it takes. It will break before you do. Go get it.

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