Unlike many actors, Chris Pratt hasn’t forgotten his humble roots and hasn’t bought into the Hollywood bubble.
Pratt said in the April 21st issue of Men’s Fitness that he hopes to make movies that speak to the people that are ignored by Hollywood: middle-America and blue collar workers. He said he doesn’t see stories about the people he knew growing up in Washington State.
“I don’t see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me, because they’re not my stories,” Pratt said. “I think there’s room for me to tell mine, and probably an audience that would be hungry for them. The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy star said that culture of both Middle America and the coastal elite aren’t actually that much different and life is more than just about politics.
“I really feel there’s common ground out there that’s missed because we focus on the things that separate us,” he continued. “You’re either the red state or the blue state, the left or the right. Not everything is politics. And maybe that’s something I’d want to help bridge, because I don’t feel represented by either side.”
“I don’t feel we have to be at war with each other like we are, and it’s just getting worse.”
Who knows? Maybe it takes an actor like Pratt to bring the country together in a way that Donald Trump and Barack Obama never could.