Chris Pratt , known for his roles in Parks and Recreation and the Marvel Cinematic Universe , recently shared how his experience on the former prepared him for the end of the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy.
During a press junket for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 , Nathan Fillion asked Pratt about the last day on set and whether they expected him to give a big speech. Pratt responded by saying he wanted to avoid regret and be present in the moment.
He also reflected on his time on Parks and Recreation, which ended in 2015 after a seven-year run. Pratt compared the feeling of the last day on set to the last day of school before summer, where it’s uncertain if everyone will see each other again.
Pratt explained that it was important to him to be present and to encourage others to be present as well, noting that it was a responsibility he felt. He wanted to remind everyone how far they had come and all the things they had overcome.
Reflecting on his experience on Parks and Recreation and the lessons he learned from it, Pratt expressed gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of such a special project. He noted that being present and savoring every moment was key in avoiding regret.
As Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 marks the end of a journey that began in 2014, Pratt’s reflections offer valuable insight into how to approach endings with grace and gratitude.