Chris Pratt: Hollywood Doesn't Represent Average, Blue-Collar Americans
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Chris Pratt may star in blockbuster film franchises like "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World," but he doesn't feel very well-represented by Hollywood.
In an interview with Men's Fitness, Pratt said he wants to work on a project someday that speaks to the people he feels Hollywood ignores, since the Washington State-native says he rarely sees his upbringing represented.
“I don’t see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me, because they’re not my stories,” Pratt, 37, told the magazine. “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.”
He said he would like to help bridge the divide in our country caused by our polarizing political discourse.
“I really feel there’s common ground out there that’s missed because we focus on the things that separate us,” he said. “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.”
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