'I got my bell rung pretty, pretty good.'
“I got my bell rung pretty, pretty good,” the actor told Seth Meyers of his stunt work on Late Night Wednesday. “One time I essentially got knocked out.”
Which time? Pratt didn’t tell Meyers, but earlier in the week on Live with Kelly and Ryan, he said he was suspended with a double 15 feet in the air. “They were gonna drop us,” he explained. “We are gonna land on a mat. I saw it and I thought, ‘That’s very fast. Shouldn’t you slow that down?’ And they said, ‘It’s gonna be half that speed. That’s only half the speed.’ When we did the stunt, I guess they accidentally did double the speed, so essentially just dropped us in midair.”
While he isn’t dissuaded from getting back on the wires and rigs, he noted he should probably be taking a backseat to the professionals. “I am getting to that point now, and my wife [Anna Faris] I should credit for this, where it’s like you gotta stop doing that because stunt people are way better than me at it,” Pratt said. “I’m getting bumps and bruises and they’re lasting much longer, like, you know, maybe for the rest of my life, those kinds of things. And I gotta be careful of these things.”
The Marvel star gave his stunt-double, Tony McFarr, a shoutout as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 wrapped up production. “Been working with Tony since Jurassic World. Love you buddy,” he wrote on Instagram last June.
Watch Pratt’s interview with Meyers in the clip above.