I’ve always liked Chris Pratt, but I’ve always thought of him more as an intelligent, lovable goofball.
On the other hand, I have always felt a way about actors, musicians and entertainers in general who complain nonstop of fatigue and just how difficult their job is. I mean…I know that it can’t be easy dealing with jet-lag, waking up in a different country every morning, and dealing with thieving accountants, but it’s hardly mining or deep sea fishing, and no matter the tiredness you may feel, surely the millions in the account must make up for it? And if all else fails, buy a bed. Sleep in it. Give it a few hours.
A week ago, Chris Pratt did an Instagram write-up that got me in my feels and reminded me that we should be more grateful, stop and smell the roses more, and did a lot to raise my opinion of him. He said:
It’s 3:20am. I got picked up for work at 6:45am yesterday. I’m not good with math, especially after being up for approximately 61 hours but I think I’ve been up for over 77 hours. I did a table read for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this morning and then shot all day on Passengers and just now wrapped some 144 hours later. Weirdly both films, which iI’l be shooting back to back, are being shot in Atlanta at Pinewood studios. We have the best crew. Total rock stars busting their asses. And the stuff we’re shooting. My God. I can’t wait for you to see it. I go back in in about 8 hours to do more. I am doing what I love. It doesn’t feel like work. Even though it is. I’m having fun. I’m overcome with joy and gratitude. I felt like posting this to say to anyone out there chasing your dream… Fifteen years ago I felt the same passion I feel today, but I had very little opportunity. I had to hustle hard and go hungry. I had to eat sardines and figure out how to get gas money. And I never had a plan B. I never stopped believing. Ever. Don’t give up. Apply constant pressure for as long as it takes. It will break before you do. Go get it.
If that ain’t wit, humbility, motivation and first class behaviour all in one post, I don’t know what is.
Ladies and gentlemen, something will break soon. Make sure that it is not you as you strive ever harder and higher to reach your goals.
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