Actor Chris Pratt doesn't like fighting, even if he does play a Marvel superhero. Still, in a crazy situation, he nearly challenged his beloved co-star - and WWE legend - Dave Bautista to a fight. That's right! Read on to find out how...
Chris Pratt Vs. Dave Bautista
Guardians of the Galaxy star Christ Pratt almost got himself in a sticky situation with his co-star Dave Bautista...all thanks to the sleeping pills Ambien. The 42-year-old took the hardcore sleeping pills and essentially blacked out. In his state, he unknowingly took out his phone and texted Bautista, a former WWE champion.
"There was a moment in my life where I would take sleep aids to help me sleep. I don't anymore because of things like this," Pratt explained on The Late Late Show With James Corden. "I would blackout, no idea what I'm texting on, like, an Ambien." So what did the text say? "It was like, 'Dave, I wanna wrestle you. I wanna wrestle you. No one needs to know, but I just want to know. I think I could take you. I think I could wrestle you, bro. Like, collegiate rules, no elbows, no knees. I just want to feel the power,'" Pratt recalled, chuckling.
As you might imagine, Pratt woke up the following day, with no clue he had challenged one of the toughest men on Earth. "He goes, 'Hey man, that text you sent last night,' and I go, 'What text?'" Pratt stated. That's when the famed actor realized the extent of his mistake...
There Was No Wrestling Match
Thankfully for Pratt, Bautista didn't take the text seriously. In fact, he knew that Pratt was not the fighting type, and realized something was amiss. That's a good thing: Pratt knows what would have happened otherwise. "Like, oh my god, Dave would kill me so fast. He is by far the toughest dude in all of Hollywood," the star said. The two actors laughed it off and continued their loving friendship. In fact, the texts are still on Pratt's phone, waiting to be shown to his grandchildren.
More recently, Pratt has not been focused on wrestling, but his new project with Amazon, The Tomorrow War. Specifically, Pratt loves that it's an original project, not one based on a book or graphic novel. "It's original, which is something that I feel like there have been a lot of cravings for something that isn't based on a sequel or comic book or something," he said at the film's premiere. "It's like a big movie that's original. So this script came along and it was great so we made it!" The Tomorrow War is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime.