Why Chris Pratt is 'taking six months off' from acting

Actress Anna Faris and actor Chris Pratt attend the premiere of Jurassic World. Photo / Getty
Actress Anna Faris and actor Chris Pratt attend the premiere of Jurassic World. Photo / Getty

Chris Pratt is taking a six month break from acting.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star is looking forward to spending more time with his wife Anna Faris and their four-year-old son Jack.

He told Parade magazine: "I've been on the road for 14 months - I did three movies back to back to back - so I'm taking six months off.

Actor Chris Pratt and son Jack Pratt ride in the Seafair Torchlight Parade Grand Marshal vehicle on July 30, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Photo / Getty
Actor Chris Pratt and son Jack Pratt ride in the Seafair Torchlight Parade Grand Marshal vehicle on July 30, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Photo / Getty

"I'm taking Jack to Jack's Beach - which is what we named the little stretch of beach on an island up on the San Juan Islands where we got a place. We're going to go back to the fort we built about a month and a half ago when we went for a short visit and see if that's still there. If not, we're going to build it again."


Meanwhile, the 37-year-old actor previously admitted he is having his "dream summer" after shooting three movies, Passengers, The Magnificent Seven and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, in a row.

He said: "It was 14 months on the road, so it's nice not to have time to myself but to have time with my family. It's been really great and a very much a needed thing so we're thrilled.


We're fishing, crabbing, having fires, sitting around having dinner together, it's just been great, the dream summer that we've all been waiting for."

This little dude is bass fishing crazy. Just like his daddy!

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But Chris insists he has no problem heading back on the road briefly to promote his films as he "really likes" talking about himself.

He added: "This part is really grueling for a lot of people, I don't find it to be super grueling. It's kind of a natural fit for me, I really like talking about myself.

Here is Anna on Mother's Day with our twin sons Jack and T-Rex. Even now it's hard to tell them apart some times.

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"I was a door-to-door salesman for a long time, so walking into a roomful of strangers and talking about something I am enthusiastic about is a lot easier than walking into a room full of strangers and talking about something I don't care about.

Luckily I'm really enthusiastic about this movie so it makes it really easy."

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