Tuesday 6 December 2016

Chris Pratt on co-star Jennifer Lawrence: Amazing actress, terrible singer

Published 30/11/2016 | 00:06

Jennifer Lawrence struggles to hold a tune but can strike emotion in others, according to co-star Chris Pratt
Jennifer Lawrence struggles to hold a tune but can strike emotion in others, according to co-star Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt says Jennifer Lawrence is a "terrible singer" but that he considers her to be one of the "greatest actresses" he has ever worked with.

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The actor, who co-stars with Oscar-winner Lawrence in forthcoming sci-fi thriller Passengers, praised her ability to "strike emotion" in others.

Pratt, 37, told British GQ: "She is truly one of the greatest actresses I've ever had the pleasure to work with.

"She acts like Adele sings. You just sit back and you think, 'damn, some people...'. She's a terrible singer! But she's a wonderful actress.

"She could just do it. She could just turn it on and it strikes emotion in you, like some people can just open their mouths and sing."

Lawrence, 26, has been nominated for four Academy Awards and won the best actress prize for her performance in 2012's Silver Linings Playbook.

Pratt and Lawrence appear in the intergalactic movie as two spaceship passengers who fall in love after a malfunction leads them both to wake up 30 years into a 120-year mission to a distant planet.

The film, directed by The Imitation Game's Morten Tyldum, sees their characters discover that the error is not the only issue facing the spacecraft as they try to make their escape.

Pratt also told the magazine about the emotions he was forced to face while filming the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy after the death of his father.

The actor's father, Dan, passed away after battling multiple sclerosis in 2014 shortly before Pratt began filming Jurassic World.

He said that he "ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time" when he later worked on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, something he "didn't want" to do.

Pratt said: "But I knew it was right for the moment... There are wounds that are never going to be totally healed.

"It would probably make for a better story if it was some emotional thing that I hadn't dealt with... When we face the death of a parent, you sometimes feel regret that you didn't fully embrace what you had."

:: The January issue of British GQ is on sale on Monday December 5.

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