Thor: Love and Thunder star Chris Pratt doesn’t actually like being called Chris.
Pratt has done it all: he’s been the go-to comic relief; he’s one of the founding members of the Guardians of the Galaxy; he’s trained velociraptors; he’ll soon take on the mantle of Nintendo’s mascot in the Super Mario movie; and he’s also voicing Garfield in a new animated movie.
Of everyone in the Hollywood Chris club – Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Chris Pine – Pratt is arguably the most prolific in recent years, given his roles across the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jurassic World, and other films.
However, despite being grouped with his MCU co-stars and Pine, it turns out he isn’t too keen on being called Chris.
Chris Pratt says he doesn’t like being called Chris
During a recent interview on SiriusXM’s Pop Culture Spotlight With Jessica Shaw, ahead of the release of Thor: Love and Thunder and The Terminal List, Pratt confessed to preferring to go by his surname rather than being called Chris. “What do they call you? Pratt?” the host asked.
He replied: “Yep. Pratt. CP. You know, CP. ‘Hey, CP.’ But no one calls me Chris.
“My friend, Chad. I went golfing with my friend, Chad, my pastor the other day and he was like, ‘No one calls you Chris? I’m gonna call you Chris. Alright, Chris. You’re up.’ And I was like, ‘No, it feels weird. It’s not my name. Don’t call me Chris.”
Chris Pratt responds to “Worst Chris” internet backlash
In another interview with Men’s Health, Pratt spoke about trying to grasp why certain corners of the internet seem to hate him so much. “Why are they coming after me?” he asked.
The star believe it stems from a speech he gave at the MTV Movie & TV Awards where he cited God’s love and religion. “Maybe it was hubris. For me to stand up on the stage and say the things that I said, I’m not sure I touched anybody,” he said.
“I didn’t know that I would kind of become the face of religion when really I’m not a religious person. I think there’s a distinction between being religious – adhering to the customs created by man, oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God – and using it to control people, to take money from people, to abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred.
“Whatever it is. The evil that’s in the heart of every single man has glommed on to the back of religion and come along for the ride.”