Not only is Chris Pratt a “Guardian of the Galaxy,” but he’s a guardian of his faith, too.
The 36-year-old film actor celebrated Easter Sunday by erecting a huge metal cross. Check out Pratt’s Instagram posts where he documented its construction:
Pratt first spoke out about his Christian faith when he described himself as “a free agent of God” in 2014 in an interview with Esquire.
“In Maui, about four weeks before I was discovered to go to California, I was hanging with my buddy. I wasn’t quite old enough to drink, so we got somebody to go in and buy us some alcohol. This guy came by and was like, ‘What are you doing tonight?’ I was like, ‘Oh, I dunno. I was just gonna wait out here, my friends are gonna buy me a bottle of Carlo Rossi and a sixer of Milwaukee’s Best Ice. So he’s like, ‘Will you fornicate tonight?’ I was like, ‘I hope so.’ ‘And drugs and drinking?’ It’s like, ‘Most likely, yeah. Probably all three of those things. I mean, at least two of them, possibly all three.’ He was like, ‘I stopped because Jesus told me to stop and talk to you. He said to tell you you’re destined for great things.’ My friends came out, and I was like, ‘Hey, I’m gonna go with this guy.’ I gave my soul to Jesus within, like, two days. I was stuffing envelopes for his organization, Jews for Jesus. I’m not even sure, at that age — I was 19 years old — I knew what Jewish was.”
Then in 2015, Pratt addressed his faith again when he spoke about the premature birth of his son with wife Anna Faris.
“It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it,” he told People Magazine.