You’ve seen Chris Pratt do his part in keeping the universe safe in Guardians of the Galaxy. You’ve seen him keeping comedy safe by nuding it up on Parks and Recreation. And you’ll soon see him keeping adventurous park-goers safe in Jurassic World. And now, watch him run around in high heels like he’s been doing it all his life.
Pratt and his Jurassic World co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Jake Johnson appeared on The Late Late Show yesterday, and host James Corden took a moment to applaud Howard for her cinematic skills in running around through all manner of situations while wearing high heels. (Because seriously, running through mud without breaking an ankle?!?) And it doesn’t take long for the conversation to turn to Pratt’s own perceived potential for maneuvering himself in the footwear, since everyone in the world expects all things of Chris Pratt.
And less surprising than the fact that Corden actually had a large pair of high heels on hand is the fact that Pratt looked like an absolute natural wearing them, as if he was in an audition for a network reboot of Bosom Buddies and had been practicing for weeks. Though the stairs were a little troublesome going down, he had no problem vaulting back up, and he even added flourishes like jumping and skipping along the way. One-legged hop? No probs.
Bandleader Reggie Watts has seen and done a lot of crazy things over the years, but having Chris Pratt give him a jumping high five while wearing high heels is probably a first. How had that never happened on Comedy Bang! Bang! yet?
Now that we’ve seen this, the path of late night television will certainly change in the future. James Corden will start asking more Hollywood leading men to try their skills at high heels walking, Jimmy Kimmel will get Big Bird and Kermit the Frog to do it, and Jimmy Fallon will no doubt start up some kind of an obstacle course game for celebrities to run through in all kinds of awkward footwear. Or maybe none of that will happen, but I believe the Power of Pratt can alter anything.
Catch the jovial actor in theaters this weekend with the rest of the country when Jurassic World slams its giant dino-claws around your dollars.