A wise man once said, “with great power comes great responsibility,” and for Hollywood stars, that saying rings true. No matter what famous celebrities do, their words and actions are often depicted in the media, looked at with a critical eye, and torn apart. Even if something was said to have one meaning, once it is out to the public, others may skew what was meant to be said.
Recently, Marvel star Chris Pratt seemed to be a victim to social media taking what was likely meant to be a positive statement, and turning it on him. In case you missed our previous coverage, Pratt recently spoke about his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, and their daughter, Lyla Maria. The Marvel Cinematic Universe star thanked his wife for giving him a healthy baby girl.
Posting to Instagram, the actor said:
Guys. For real. Look how she’s looking at me! I mean. Find you somebody that looks at you like that!! You know!? We met in church. She’s given me an amazing life, a gorgeous healthy daughter, she chews so loudly that sometimes i put in my ear buds to drown it out, but that’s love! She helps me with everything. In return, periodically, I open a jar of pickles. That’s the trade. Her heart is pure and it belongs to me. My greatest treasure right next to my Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Rookie card. Which if you know, you know is saying a lot. It’s her birthday in about 6 weeks. So if I don’t get her anything, I’ll tell her to look back on this post. Love you honey.
Although many may have read this as an appreciation post to his wife and daughter, many looked deep into his words and use of the phrase “healthy daughter.” Since his son Jack, who he had with ex-wife Anna Ferris, has experienced many health complications in his life, many thought that this was a dig at Ferris, who did not give Pratt a perfectly “healthy” child. It does not seem likely that Pratt meant his statement in that way, as he is often seen with Jack in a very loving way and does not seem to have a horrible co-parenting relationship with Ferris. However, that did not mean that the internet would be sent into a tizzy after he said his statements.
After being bombarded by hatred, Pratt has finally spoken up. As noted by Yahoo, in a recent Instagram story, Pratt noted:
“I went to bed last night really kind of upset and depressed, and I woke up feeling crappy and I didn’t want to work out. I knew that if I put on my Christian music playlist, and I got out of the woods and ran that I’d feel better, but I just didn’t want to, and I did it anyways and, gosh, was I right. It felt amazing. I got out of the woods, got my blood pumping. That moment, it really captured me and so I just want to say, all glory to God.”
It seems that all of the comments made by the public did make it to Pratt, which left the actor in distress and unmotivated. Clearly, he pushed past those feelings in order to maintain his health, both physical and mental.
Pratt is well-known in Kevin Feige’s MCU for playing Peter Quill/Star-Lord in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Pratt then went on to star in Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). The star is also quite famous for his role of Andy Dwyer in NBC’s Parks and Recreation.
For Pratt, he will next star in Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) alongside Bryce Dallas Howard and Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) with Hemsworth. The actor will bring Mario to the big screen in a currently untitled Mario film, with his most recent casting being to voice cartoon cat, Garfield. He will return as Peter Quill/Star-Lord in James Gunn’s The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) for Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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