Chris Pratt's Acting Ambition Was Triggered After He Got Lost in Mall
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The 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' star details how his experience as a child inspired him to become an actor, saying he was determined to become louder and more noticeable.

AceShowbiz - Chris Pratt decided to become an actor after getting lost in a mall as a child. The 43-year-old star made a concerted effort to become louder and more noticeable after he got lost while he was out with his family in Minnesota.

Chris, who is now one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, told Entertainment Tonight, "I was walking in the mall holding, I thought, my mom's hand. And then I just looked up and she wasn't there and I was lost in the mall. I started to cry and some adult stranger, by the grace of God not some weirdo, found me and brought me back. We started looking around for my family [for] what felt like ages, finally found them - they were shopping and didn't even notice I was gone."

Chris admits that the incident changed his entire outlook. The movie star also revealed that it triggered his acting ambitions. He shared, "I think from that moment forward I was like, 'If I'm in the room, I'm gonna be loud.' And I'm gonna be noticed and I'm gonna make sure everyone knows I'm there just in case I get lost. They're gonna actually notice me. I really think that's why I became an actor."

Meanwhile, Chris previously opened up about his sporting pedigree, describing himself as a "great football player." The actor told Vanity Fair magazine, "I was a great football player. I was a fullback and an inside linebacker. I never had the speed to play college. But I loved it. I don't think anything will ever take its place. The competition, the team. You get a little bit of that in acting. You get it with action films. You have to train, be in shape. I think I learned more about how to handle myself as an actor playing sports than I ever did in theatre."

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