For the past twelve months, no actor on the planet has had a better year than Chris Pratt. After finishing up the epic run as Andy on the hit TV series, Parks And Recreation, Chris transformed his body and has turned into one of the biggest movie stars today. First came the lead role in the box office smash, Guardians Of The Galaxy, where Chris become this generation’s Harrison Ford. A guest voice role in The Lego Movie was followed by this summer’s biggest blockbuster, Jurassic World, starring Chris as Owen, the outlaw raptor trainer who saves the day. Pratt and his wife, actress Anna Faris, are expecting baby #2 and he’s currently filming a new sci-fi film, Passengers, co-starring Jennifer Lawrence which should continue Pratt’s amazing string of success. There’s even talk of resurrecting the Indiana Jones franchise with Chris Pratt taking over the lead role (a brilliant decision if it comes to fruition).
“JURASSIC WORLD Raptor Training”
While filming key scenes in Jurassic World, Chris Pratt repeated a mantra “Flow core, no TC, volume up point five, Eric Church” to psych himself up. Flow core referred to his stance when paddleboarding, ‘TC and volume up’ were cues to keep his head up and volume strong, but what’s with the Eric Church reference? Chris told GQ Magazine that Eric Church’s rebel vibe and eerie tone on the song “Dark Side” fit his character, Owen, to a tee in Jurassic World. By repeatedly listening to the song’s lyrics, Chris got into the mindset of a trainer not afraid of danger, willing to wrangle ferocious dinosaurs like an old time wild west cowboy.
“DARK SIDE” Eric Church