Chris Pratt reflects on his humble beginnings in inspirational Instagram post

It probably doesn’t really need to be said but I’ll say it anyways: We all love Chris Pratt. The actor is taking over Hollywood, being in blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. No one is more grateful for this success than he is, and when he had one of those moments of gratitude, he decided to share it on Instagram.

One side note: My husband was one of the agents who was there with Chris in the beginning fighting for those roles for him and getting him on Everwood – I got to meet Chris in the early days and he was always the sweetest, most goofiest guys!

Chris is in the middle of filming two movies, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Passengers, so he’s pretty busy.  He couldn’t even remember how long he had been awake. This exhaustion reminded him that he was doing what he loved, so he wrote this inspiring post:

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.

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