Chris Pratt started out as a comedic actor by trade, playing bit parts in movies like Wanted and funny supporting roles like Andy on Parks And Recreation. Eventually, he earned his bad ass stripes with flicks like Zero Dark Thirty and Guardians Of The Galaxy. But there's one project that's so important to him, so high priority on his wish list, that he some how called his own shot five years ago in a behind the scenes video from Parks And Recreation. What you've just seen in the video above is Chris Pratt predicting he'd be in Jurassic World.
A Parks And Rec Clips YouTube channel uploaded the video of Pratt basically lamenting that he's been drafted into recording some behind the scenes materials for the show. Such a duty takes a lot of time and dedication from the person who undertakes it, which means that Chris Pratt was going to have to pass on some opportunities offered to him. His text message to Steven Spielberg read as follows:
"Sorry Steven, I was asked by Parks And Recreation/NBC to do behind the scenes. Which is to say, everyone else was asked and said no. But I have no shame, as you know by my endless gift baskets. I'll have to get back to you later about Jurassic Park 4."
Oh Chris... you should know as a fellow possessor of a beard that whatever a bearded titan wants, a bearded titan gets. Well, that and Universal would have practically broken legs over at NBC for you to star in Jurassic World once you were made an offer. A couple years can make a big difference in a person's career, especially if you're a talent on the rise like Chris Pratt has been. It's been a steady incline, but the man who would be Star Lord made himself a crossover hit and seems to be poised for further success with his continued work in the Guardians Of The Galaxy franchise, as well as his dinosaur hunting gig next summer.
What's perhaps best about Chris Pratt's success so far is that it hasn't appeared to have gotten to his head. The man is still as charming and funny off screen as he is on, and he doesn't show signs of reversing that trend any time soon. Could it be that, in the age of the waning movie star mentality, we've found a new "bankable star" in Mr. Pratt? Surely with Parks And Recreation wrapping up after its upcoming season, he'll have plenty of time to make a true stab towards it. Ultimately, it'll be up to us, the audience, to decide. See for yourself in Guardians Of The Galaxy, which is now in theaters, and Jurassic World, which will be released on June 12, 2015.