Chris Pratt Joked About Tesla After Gaining MCU Fame

Chris Pratt is a funny guy. His fans who know him from Parks and Recreation may have known that about him for a while, but Pratt really only became famous afterwards.

Nowadays, Pratt is best-known for playing Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This role has helped Pratt become the Hollywood star that he is today, and like any other comedians, he couldn’t help but joke about it.

Here’s what Chris Pratt had to say about himself after becoming famous from Marvel movies.

Is Chris Pratt the original ‘Tiger King’? 

Chris Pratt on the red carpet
Chris Pratt | Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

No. But he did say, jokingly, that he bought a tiger, according to CinemaBlend. This was all sourced from a Facebook post that Pratt made in jest. Like most things in comedy, while Pratt doesn’t mean what he said literally, what he’s saying likely comes from some truth.

As CinemaBlend said, Pratt went from being a supporting actor in a sitcom show to being one of the biggest Hollywood names out there. That has undoubtedly been a shock to his system. As Pratt said, among other things, “I now have a certified aura translator on staff! (Glowing.) I got a yoga guy. An herb doctor. An alchemist who’s working around the clock on formulas to turn my sweat into magic potion.”

And, if you couldn’t tell that Pratt was joking about what he said, he also said that “People shout my name at the mall. They hand me babies and I’m like, ‘Oh, you want me to kiss this baby?’ They’re like, ‘No. I want you to keep it!” With that said though, what Pratt said about Tesla actually has some truth to it. 

Chris Pratt drives a Tesla

Pratt also said in his comedic post that, “I got a Tesla. I got a Tesla for my Tesla.” While Pratt almost certainly didn’t buy a Tesla for his Tesla, he actually does drive a Tesla. Teslas are pretty popular in California these days, so it’s not that big of a deal when a celebrity drives a Tesla

But, if you happen to live in Hollywood or if you’re a paparazzi looking for pictures of Pratt and his family, then you will almost certainly see him driving a Tesla. For example, TMZ shot some video of Pratt trying to fit his son’s new bike in his Tesla.

Unfortunately for him, the Tesla Model S that he seemed to be driving doesn’t come with much cargo space. But, lucky for his son, Pratt’s wife had her SUV parked nearby, and her SUV had more than enough room to fit the bike. 

Pratt’s always been an outdoorsy guy, as he even owns a ranch when he wants to escape from the Hollywood lifestyle. It’s totally possible that Pratt will buy Tesla’s new Cybertruck since it would fit his needs very well. Not only is the Cybertruck environmentally friendly, but it also has more than enough space to fit a bike or two in its cargo hold. 

What’s up next for Chris Pratt

Pratt seems to be really comfortable with his star status, and that’s especially true in terms of working with Disney. Pratt’s latest movie was Onward, which has been released on Disney+ early due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Due to that pandemic, a lot of Hollywood, Pratt included, are kind of just sitting and waiting until things get better. When things get better though, Pratt has Guardians of the Galaxy 3 that will be shooting in the future. 

Another Marvel movie that Pratt may be part of will be the next Thor movie. There is some speculation that Star-Lord and the other Guardians of the Galaxy will be in Thor: Love and Thunder, but that’s just speculation for now.