Chris Pratt is a rising star over Hollywood boulevard. The young actor snagged his first lead role in 2015’s Guardians Of The Galaxy and has been enjoying the limelight ever since. Though he’s living the high life now, Pratt had extremely humble beginnings.
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The son of a coal miner is no stranger to homelessness, letdown, or feeling lost in the world. Despite his newfound fame, the actor’s success doesn’t seem to have tainted him… He posted this photo and caption below to encourage anyone feeling like their dreams are hopeless.
Take it from someone who’s been there, even when things seem darkest, there is always a way into the light.
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.
Pratt’s incredibly motivational spiel gained over 200k likes in 1 day, and is still spreading like wildfire. It’s nice to know someone who’s been to the lowest of lows came out on top… and was grateful for every step along the way.
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