Chris Pratt rose to fame as a talented star on NBC’s comedy series, Parks and Recreation. He currently plays prominent roles in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and many other money-making films. Did you know that he was almost always broke before hitting it big? The actor got frank about his past experience working as a waiter at a Beverly Hills restaurant in 2016 during an interview on a talk show.

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Actor Chris Pratt
Actor Chris Pratt

I Used To Work Weekends And Nights: Said Chris Pratt

When Chris Pratt (AKA Star-Lord) was just starting out his career, he had to take odd jobs. He told The Graham Norton Show that one of the first places he worked was as a waiter for restaurants on the weekends. During an interview about Passengers when Pratt was being interviewed by Graham Norton, he said that he spent his early 20s waiting tables and bouncing at a very famous Los Angeles restaurant. He added:

When you’re in Hollywood or in other places, you need a job that gives you days free so you can try to audition for projects. So I would work weekends and nights.

Chris Pratt as Star-Lord
Chris Pratt as Star-Lord

I had no money. No one was coming to the restaurant so I wasn’t making any tips. I’d make, like, $20 or $30 bucks a day, maybe. So it was really a place I’d go to eat. That kitchen fed me for the time I was there. I’ve been busted so many times eating off people’s plates that they were like, ‘You have to stop doing that! It’s really, really bad.

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He Has Been Street Smart Throughout, And Kind

When he was just starting out as a waiter, someone asked Chris Pratt to bring them a doggie bag. The customer wanted the leftovers for her dog. Chris replied that the leftovers had been thrown into the trash. But when she said it was fine, he came up with a plan and it impressed that lady. Chris asked the chef to whip a fresh meal. She ended up becoming too happy and before leaving gave him an extra-large tip – because he took care of her doggie.

Chris Pratt in Parks and Recreation
Chris Pratt in Parks and Recreation

Isn’t this a worthwhile plot for another rag to riches story? Let us know in the comments.

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