Chris Pratt Admits Why He Doesn't Take Pics With Fans And It's Heartbreaking

by Jamie LeeLo
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Being a celebrity sounds fun and all, with the millions of dollars, specialty perks and adoring fans.

But, it's one of those things where it's like... how DO you just walk around like a normal person if everyone is trying to snag some of the sun that shines out of your butthole -- know what I mean?

Chris Pratt recently spoke with US Weekly on his particular adjustment from regular ol' guy to superstar status, and how it's not necessarily all it's cracked up to be.


The main drag? Chris says now that he's so well known, total strangers meet him with a certain expectation, and he's learning that a big part of being a celebrity is letting people down from who they think you are.


He said,

It's tough sometimes, the amount of management you need to do on things you used to do spontaneously. What I really miss is sitting down and talking to strangers who don't know me, so we can discover each other...I'd say the majority of people I meet have an idea about me before they meet me. There's something nice to being able to surprise somebody.

So, what about those fan photos?

Pratt went on to explain that in being bombarded by fans, it makes it almost impossible for him to be genuinely in the moment.

In stopping to take selfies or pics with every single person who wants one, it keeps Pratt from living his day to day life and compromises his quality time outside of work.

If I go out and want to do normal things, I have to be comfortable disappointing people. So I just don't take pictures with people. Because that's not about enjoying the moment; it's about stealing the moment to brag about later. So I say, 'Would you settle for a handshake?' And then they take the picture anyway.

I know. It's all so confusing. When do celebrities stop being celebrities and just start being people? UGH.

Pratt continued that in addition to maintaining a certain public personality persona, acting comes with a few other requirements. Ya know, like, you gotta stay pretty.


After sharing a photo of his shiny new six pack that he sported after shedding 60 pounds for his role in the movie "Zero Dark Thirty," Pratt lamented, "I've learned not to overestimate how deep the audience is — that, as an actor, a big part of it is looking as good as you can."

Well Chris, you look pretty damn good to us.


Citations: Chris Pratt Reveals Why He Won't Take Photos With Fans (US Weekly)