On Friday, a new cover story on Chris Pratt — aka Star Lord in the upcoming movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — dropped in which the actor made some ~interesting~ comments.
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The interview was published in Men's Fitness and touched on a number of topics including Pratt's belief that he can “relate to everybody.”
He also said he feels “there’s common ground out there that’s missed because we focus on the things that separate us,” and that “not everything is politics. And maybe that's something I'd want to help bridge.”
However, some of Pratt's other comments raised eyebrows, including when he said he “doesn't see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me, because they’re not my stories.”
“I think there’s room for me to tell mine, and probably an audience that would be hungry for them,” the 37-year-old actor said. “The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood.”
Many people were less than pleased with Pratt's take on Hollywood's diversity problem, with some pointing out that there are many movies that show blue-collar Americans.
Pratt himself addressed the comments, saying they were “actually a pretty stupid thing to say.”
But not everyone was upset, and some fans defended the actor or said he had point.