That Time Chris Pratt Had To Leave A Movie Shoot Because There Was A Warrant Out For His Arrest

Chris Pratt

After coming to prominence in Parks & Recreation, Chris Pratt has become one of our biggest action heroes. He plays tough guys and bad boys. As it turns out, he's something of a bad boy in real life too. We just learned the actor once had a warrant out for his arrest. Back in the early 2000s, he had to fly to LA from New York to respond to the warrant, meaning his acting job in New York ended up costing him more money than he made.

It would have broke about even, but in the middle, I had to fly home for one weekend to Los Angeles. I had to go to court. Because I had a warrant out for my arrest. Which is pretty awesome to say. [I'm a] pretty hardcore guy.

Chris Pratt was a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert when the two reminisced about the last time they had worked together, 2003s Afterschool Special parody Strangers With Candy. Apparently, Chris Pratt had to lie and claim he lived in New York City in order to get the part (the production didn't want to pay to put an actor up in a hotel). Pratt expected the money he made from the job would pay his expenses, but then he had to fly home to respond to the warrant out for his arrest. It sounds like everything was cleared up without much problem. This was probably because the warrant was for an insurance ticket the actor had never paid. Not exactly high crimes and misdemeanors. It's not clear whether the cost of the ticket was part of his calculation that acting in Strangers With Candy cost him $3,000.

The good news for Chris Pratt is that the next time he has a ticket to pay, it probably won't put him in the negative column with his acting job. Pratt has gone from small roles in movies that most people have forgotten, to becoming one of the biggest movie stars of the day. He's the head of two ongoing franchises with Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. His newest role is as one of the heroic cowboys in the Antoine Fuqua's remake of The Magnificent Seven. Check out the interview below. It's worth it if only to see a circa 2003 Chris Pratt.

How much money have you ever spent to do something that you love? Let us know in the comments.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

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