Chris Pratt is on top of the world. The hilarious star went from lovable goof with a bit part on Parks and Recreation to big-budget action star with an exploding career and an enviable family.
“I don’t pinch myself because when you pinch yourself, it’s to see if you’re dreaming and it’ll wake you up,” Pratt, 35, said in an interview with Carson Daly on the Today show on Monday, June 8. “I wouldn’t want anyone to pinch me right now, because if I did wake up, I’d be pretty pissed.”
The Lego Movie star spoke to Daly ahead of this week’s release of Jurassic World. Pratt is leading the follow-up to the original 1993 film, starring with Bryce Dallas Howard as employees in the functional dinosaur theme park.
“Being part of a movie that was essentially my Star Wars… it was like my first event movie, I saw it in the theaters, it blew my mind!” Pratt told Daly of his role in the upcoming flick. “I was 13 years old, so to be in that is crazy. It’s just crazy.”
When Pratt’s not promoting Jurassic World or preparing for his role in the upcoming crime drama The Magnificent Seven, he is spending quality time at home with his wife, Anna Faris, and the couple’s 2-year-old son, Jack.
“He’s so good, man,” Pratt told Daly of his one son. “Family life is great. We just spent a week in Hawaii, and yeah, he’s so amazing. He’s so smart.”
“I think things are about to take off with promoting this movie and work so I’m just trying to really find a way to be present even when I’m not there,” he continued of juggling fatherhood and a film schedule. “I’m trying to balance it… I just wanna keep rolling and keep it going, keep it going.”