Chris Pratt dispels ‘narrative’ Hollywood is anti-Christian: ‘It’s just not the case’
Outspoken Christian actor Chris Pratt said Wednesday that the “narrative” Hollywood is anti-religious or hostile toward Christians is “just not the case.”
The “Jurassic World” star and Michelob Ultra spokesman told The Associated Press in a brief interview that he hadn’t faced any shame in the entertainment industry for publicly and repeatedly professing his love for God.
“No, not at all,” Mr. Pratt responded when asked if there’s a risk in talking about his faith.
“I think that there’s this narrative that exists out there that Hollywood is anti-Christian or anti-religious, but it’s just not the case,” he said. “They are kind of not anti-anything. They are kind of pro whatever is authentic to you. And I like that. Because it’s authentic for me to be pro-Christian, pro-Jesus. That’s my thing. I like it.
“And I’ve never had anyone try to shame me, to my face,” he added. “Maybe they go say it behind my back. But if that’s the case, go ahead. You can say whatever you want about me to my face or behind my back. I’m not going to change.”
Mr. Pratt made headlines last month after he told a young crowd at the Teen Choice Awards that they should love God like he does.
“I want to thank God,” he said in accepting the “Choice Summer Movie Actor” award. “I always do that when I’m up on a big platform in front of a bunch of young faces. I say, ‘I love God!’ That’s my thing, I love Him and you should too!”