Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is about ready to hit theaters, but it wasn’t so long ago that the movie was still in production. Recently, Chris Pratt revealed that during the time the Guardians of the Galaxy set was up and running for Vol. 2, he was able to bring his son Jack to see the Guardians spaceship for the first time. He recalled the fun experience on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, noting that his son had an amazing reaction to seeing what his dad did for work. Here’s what Chris Pratt had to say:
Jack is now four years old and he is just now starting to get it. Like he came to visit–that was my favorite memory from this movie–my little guy got to come to set. And our director James, his nephew Will was there and they’re around the same age. We got to tour them around the Guardians spaceship. And he, like, you saw it in his eyes, thought, ‘I’ve seen it on TV or in the movie, but I guess my dad really does fly a spaceship for work.’
The wonder that kids are able to feel is one of the best things about having kiddos around. Of course Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ kid Jack gets to have some cooler experiences than the average child, as his famous parent happens to be in a giant Marvel franchise with really cool set pieces, like a spaceship. (Not to mention he sometimes gets to play with dinosaurs.) Chris Pratt revealed getting to bring Jack onto the set to hang out with Director James Gunn and his nephew was one of his favorite memories, so go ahead and cue the awws.
It’s not just Chris Pratt who has gotten a lot out of working with Marvel. Zoe Saldana also says that her kids are very aware that ‘mommy’ is pals with the Hulk and she uses that connection to get her own children to eat their veggies at dinner. Now, I kind-of want to know if any other Marvel actors use scary characters as an excuse to get their kids to do things. You can catch more from that portion of the Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview, below.
We’ve heard plenty of other great set stories from the movie so far, and we’ll be seeing The Guardians and The Milano back in action when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on March 5. In the meantime, if you just want to see Chris Pratt and other adorable moments with his son Jack, there are plenty of excellent moments on social media. It’s entertainment for days, people.