Actor Chris Pratt attends a press conference to promote the film "The Magnificent Seven" at TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, September 8, 2016. Reuters/Fred Thornhill

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is one of the much-anticipated films of 2017. The first movie in the franchise was a game changer for Chris Pratt. From a TV star, he turned into a bona fide movie star.

The actor, who before “Guardians” was known for his role as Andy Dwyer in TV sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” recently revealed how he landed up a role in the blockbuster franchise. He also talked about how director James Gunn had almost refused to audition him and how after the filming completed, he felt he was a disaster.

Guardians was dream role for Chris Pratt but he was skeptical about auditioning

Pratt said that auditions for the movie were announced. He looked up to a list of top 20 people who might play the role of Peter Quill. Not seeing his name on the list, Pratt decided not to go for the auditions, and hence, save himself from all the embarrassment. However, his agent made him realise how badly he had wanted to feature in a movie like this. Thereafter, Pratt went for the auditions.

James Gunn didn’t want to audition ‘chubby’ Chris Pratt

When it was Pratt’s turn for the audition, director Gunn had almost refused the option. “Who do we have next? Chris Pratt? What the fuck? I said we weren’t going to audition the chubby guy from Parks and Rec,” Gunn said according to Pratt. However, since Pratt was already waiting for his turn, he was given a chance, he told Vanity Fair.

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Chris Pratt said that he mastered the art of auditioning with time

Pratt was nervous but at the same time he knew what works best during movie auditions. He said he entered the room creating the Star Lord aura around him and answered every question (even after the audition was over) in the same zone. “When I finished [my scene], he said, ‘Do you have any questions?’ I was like, ‘Are you fuck*** crazy? Tell me everything.’ I gave him my Peter Quill version of an answer.”

Pratt said that he has learned that one must walk in the room being engulfed in the character and show the makers that “You are close to the character they want. You make them think you already are that guy,” he added.

‘Oh, my God, disaster,’ Chris Pratt exclaimed seeing himself on-screen

When Pratt saw the flick for the first time, he thought to himself, “This is fuck*** awesome.” However, seeing himself on screen, his views changed instantly. “Then I saw the first scene of myself dancing and kicking rats, and I was like, Oh, my God, disaster. This movie is gonna suck. But later on, he realised that the movie might be really “fuck*** good.”

Starring Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Peter Quill, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will hit the theatres in Australia on April 25.

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