Chris Pratt has revealed that he hates being called Chris, saying “it’s not my name”.
The film star apparently isn’t too keen on people calling him Chris. Instead, he likes to go by his surname Pratt or his initials CP rather than his first name.
In an interview on SiriusXM’s Pop Culture Spotlight, Pratt said “My friend, Chad. I went golfing with my friend, Chad, my pastor the other day and he was like, ‘No one calls you Chris? I’m gonna call you Chris. Alright, Chris. You’re up.’ And I was like, ‘No, it feels weird. It’s not my name. Don’t call me Chris.”
The actor didn’t reveal exactly why he hates the name Chris so much. But he has often been referred to as “the worst Chris”, a reference to the large number of actors called Chris in Hollywood.
Chris Pratt – The Worst Chris?
The Chris club is comprised of actors like Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Evans, and of course Pratt himself. Despite Pratt’s huge film roles in the MCU or Jurassic World, he’s been called the worst Chris by film fans. Some believe it’s because of his religious views.
Pratt spoke about it in an interview with Men’s Health, saying he thinks it’s because of a speech he gave about religion at an awards show. “Why are they coming after me?” he asked. “Maybe it was hubris. For me to stand up on the stage and say the things that I said, I’m not sure I touched anybody.
“I didn’t know that I would kind of become the face of religion when really I’m not a religious person. I think there’s a distinction between being religious – adhering to the customs created by man, oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God – and using it to control people, to take money from people, to abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred.“
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