Chris Pratt (Photo by Daniel McFadin)
Last July, while covering NASCAR’s Brickyard 400, I jumped at the chance to attend a press conference involving the race’s honorary pace car driver.
Just before noon I made my way to the bottom floor of the media center where the press conference room was and made myself comfortable.
My place of comfort happened to be in the seat directly behind said driver, Chris Pratt.
Pratt, giving an interview with SiriusXM radio’s NASCAR channel, was in Indianapolis to promote the release of Marvel’s highly risky, yet eventually second-highest grossing movie of 2014, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which was less than a week away.
When he was done, Pratt disappeared out the door before the formal presser began.
Roughly an hour before the green flag dropped, the room was occupied by maybe 10 people, including photographers. One such photographer sitting in front of me paused to ask a very important question:
“Who is this guy?”
If what Deadline reports is even remotely true, he’s the guy who could replace Harrison Ford as one of the most iconic characters in cinema history:
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