Chris Pratt expresses 'remorse, emotion and respect' for the animals he kills

The Jurassic World actor's remarks have not gone down well on social media

Rose Troup Buchanan
Sunday 07 June 2015 10:19
Chris Pratt has spoken about hunting in the past
Chris Pratt has spoken about hunting in the past

Current Hollywood favourite and thus far adored actor Chris Pratt may have finally tripped up.

Discussing his role in the latest Jurassic film, the 35-year-old actor spoke about hunting and his “respect” for the animals he kills.

“I have a great deal of respect for the animals that I kill,” he says, “and I feel remorse and all of the emotions that come with it.”

Pratt has had a glut of excellent publicity recently, charming (if that’s the word) the British public with his spot on impersonation of cast members from The Only Way Is Essex on the Graeme Norton Show.

But his latest comments appear to not gone down quite so well with some social media users.

The actor has spoken about hunting before. In an interview with fashion magazine Elle in May he mentioned that he had around 40 guns in his collection and listed off the various animals he killed (usually to eat), including elk, caribou, deer and moose.

"Chris is the only guy in Hollywood who will unabashedly show you his hunting pictures," commented Parks and Recreation co-star Rob Lowe.

Pratt explained: “The thing inside me that drives me to go out and hunt is very animal. But the remorse, emotion and respect I feel, and the closeness to God that I feel when I’m out there, is my humanity.

“It’s an opportunity for me to explore what parts of me are animal and what parts of me are human,” he said in an interview with the Guardian.

Still, at least he's already covered his back. On 22 May he pre-emptively apologised on his Facebook for "whatever it is I end up accidentally saying" during the Jurassic World press tour.

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