Chris Pratt learned the hard way that some stunts are better left to the professionals.
On Wednesday (May 3), Pratt stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers and talked all about his stunt work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. After describing an awesome game of catch with his on-screen dad, Kurt Russell, Pratt admitted that he did other stunts in the movie that didn’t go so smoothly.
“Ya, it’s a really stunt heavy movie. Through the course of the whole film everyone, we were suspended from wires, we did a whole bunch of stunts,” Pratt told Seth Meyers.
When asked if it all went well, the actor, who plays Star-Lord in the film, was honest and said, eh, not so much.
“Not necessarily. Ya, no. I got my bell rung pretty, pretty good. One time, I essentially got knocked out,” he admitted.
Despite getting knocked out the 37-year-old actor isn’t planning on quitting stunt work altogether, even if his wife thinks he should.
“I’ll keep at it. You know, actually to be honest with you, I am getting to the point now, and my wife [Anna Faris] I should credit for this, where it’s like you gotta stop doing that because stunt people are way better than me at it,” Pratt said. “I’m getting bumps and bruises and they’re lasting much longer, like, you know, maybe for the rest of my life, those kinds of things. And I gotta be careful of these things.”
While we agree that stunts should be left for actual stuntmen, we love that Pratt is so dedicated to his roles. Now if only we knew which of his many action scenes left him unconscious!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.