Actor Chris Pratt: "I Believe In God And The Divine”

Jan 04, 2017 by Will Maule

"Passengers" star Chris Pratt has opened up about his rise to fame, and how his faith in God has been instrumental throughout his life. His beginnings were very humble, as he used to be a door-to-door salesman, shifting coupons, according to TODAY. "I was selling coupons for things like oil changes or trips to a spa,” said Pratt, who described being "great" at knocking on doors in Lake Stevens, Washington, where he grew up.

But he believes that God had a plan to use this experience to help him find his way in Hollywood. "That’s why I believe in God and the divine,” said Pratt. “I feel like it was perfectly planned. People talk about rejection in Hollywood. I’m like, ‘You’re outta your f------ mind. Did you ever have someone sic their dog on you at an audition?”

Prat eventually found his way, and saw his break when he was cast in "Guardians of the Galaxy" in 20014. But this was the same year that he lost his father, Dan. Pratt described his father as "beyond wanting to accept help."

If left untreated, (M.S.) can be devastating, and he left it untreated. For a couple of years he had symptoms, I think, but didn’t say anything," Pratt said, adding that his dad sometimes wore an eye patch and lied about getting something in his eye at work, rather than admit he had double vision.

Pratt's father enjoyed watching him on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," and his success brought the two closer together.

“He watched a lot of TV in his final years. That’s pretty much all he did, just sat in front of a TV," he said. "So, yeah, I think it made him proud and it was cool that I got to find some way to connect with him, because he was a hard man to connect with.”

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