Chris Pratt Talks Playing Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy

Next year will see the release of Marvel’s most unique film to date, James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and with it comes one of their more eccentric heroes, Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt. Pratt recently spoke with Fandango about the role, revealing why he signed onto the film and what he loves about the character.

“Just the fact that he was part of the Marvel brand was really exciting,” Pratt said. “I was signed up to do the movie before I was even allowed to read a script, so it wasn’t like something about this particular character that got me to do it. The fact that it was a Marvel movie is what got me to do it.

“Granted, once I did read it there were so many things about the character that I love, and one thing is that he’s very much a kid at heart. He’s like a man-child. And I like the idea that he’s got a false sense of bravado. Deep down inside he’s lonely and desperate. But on the outside he walks around like he’s big and tough, and I don’t think he does a great job of convincing everybody that he’s not just a scared little child.”
 
Guardians of the Galaxy, which also stars Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Djimon Honsou, Glenn Close and John C. Reilly, is set for release on August 1, 2014.