Comedic actor-turned-action star Chris Pratt is a hot commodity in Hollywood due in large part to the box office success of his latest vehicle, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’
As part of his increased media coverage, Pratt is featured on the cover of the most recent issue of Esquire and is the subject of a wide-ranging interview by the venerable men’s magazine.
Interviewer Anna Peele touched on one issue that many in the leftist-controlled entertainment industry would be reticent to discuss. Pratt said he has a large collection of firearms that he keeps for defense and hunting purposes.
“Pratt talks about his thirty- or forty-gun arsenal,” Peele writes, indicating the actor bought a gun for his wife in case a “crazy person comes to their house while he’s in Louisiana and necessitates her ‘blowing their f—king brains out.’”
The star does support certain gun control measures, the article states, such as “background checks, and preventing guns from falling into the hands of the mentally ill.”
As for hunting, Peele writes that Pratt explained “population control and hunting licenses and tags and the virtues of eating what you kill” to her during the interview.
Despite his measured response in support of gun ownership, however, the writer still manages to compare Pratt to the titular character in a long-running Showtime series about a serial killer.
“It all makes sense,” Peele writes of Pratt’s explanation; “but it also feels kind of like when Dexter explains that he’s a good serial killer because his victims are rapists and murderers. Really, this guy just likes to kill s—t.”
During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Pratt explained that his enthusiasm of shooting guns during the filming of his latest movie resulted in some behind-the-scenes problems. Nevertheless, he told Kimmel that the gun-heavy action sequences were a thrill and represented a character he was born to portray.