Guardians of the Galaxy Vo. 2: Chris Pratt tears up over Kurt Russell
Chris Pratt is apparently a big cry baby, and he’s not afraid to let everyone know it.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star poured out his emotions on Twitter Wednesday after the sequel’s director, James Gunn, announced on social media that franchise newcomer Kurt Russell was done shooting his scenes for Vol. 2, scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017.
“And that’s a wrap on Kurt Russell on #GOTGVol2,” Gunn said. “A true talent and pleasure in every way. I will admit to a small tear in my eye.
That’s where Pratt jumped in to share the sentiment. “You’re not the only one cryin’,” he admitted. “Kurt Russell is the f—ing best.” Someone get this guy a tissue.
Clearly overcome, his choice of language getting a complaint or three, Pratt followed up with an apology…and an explanation. “I’m sorry for the language. But when I’m talking about how f—ingreat Kurt Russell is I have to swear.”
Gunn announced back in February that Russell was joining the Marvel sequel. While his role has never been revealed, it is widely suspected Russell is playing the father of Pratt’s Peter Quill.
“My favorite movie as a small child was The Strongest Man in the World,” Gunn said at the time on Facebook, “so I’m glad to announce that, yes, Kurt Russell has joined our cast and, yes, he is more awesome a dude than I ever could have imagined.”
He elaborated Wednesday about Russell’s time on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set. “It’s not often your heroes are as awesome in person as you believed they were as a kid. A wonderful guy and incredible actor in every way,” Gunn gushed. “And he was nice to my Mom, Dad, and dog. I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
The entire cast of the first Guardians — Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Glenn Close — is back for the second movie, which also welcomes Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Chris Sullivan.