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Pratt: I pretend to improv

Chris Pratt has always been the class clown.

The Parks and Recreation actor is known for his sense of humour as much as his acting ability. But he revealed that it isn’t always as off the cuff as it seems.

“I’ve always pretended to improv,” he told the US edition of Esquire. “Sneaking in a joke like I’ve stumbled on it, coming up with good comebacks for things that haven’t even happened. My whole life I’ve done that.”

Chris’ humour comes across in his latest film role, as Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. But it was a role he didn’t expect to get.

“When Guardians of the Galaxy was pitched to me, I said,’I don’t think so.’ I just didn’t picture myself getting the role,” he added to the publication.

The film isn’t his first major foray onto the big screen, as the 35-year-old has also starred in Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty and Her. The father-of-one is delighted to be doing something he always dreamed of as a child, which began after seeing how much attention it could get.

"When I was very young, I saw my brother do a play - Boo Bear in this Christmas special," he told Men's Fitness magazine. "My dad did his make-up, my mom cried and he was a huge star in our family for a year. So I decided that's where it's at, that's what I want to do. "I was always the class clown. I was in the class in charge of putting on the assemblies. Of course, I'd make myself the star, ripping off SNL sketches or doing bits from movies," he laughed.

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