Actor Chris Pratt has always been unashamed about his walk with God and even more so recently as he credited his Christian faith with saving him from Hollywood’s “lion’s den” of fame. A force, he said, that has the power to “kill” its victims.
On “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Pratt was asked: “Do you ever feel like you’re in the lion’s den by being a celebrity in the public eye?”
To which Pratt responded with a quote from his pastor about the pressures of fame and struggle to maintain humility: “If the spotlight that is shining on you is brighter than the light that’s within you, it will kill you.”
“And you see it all the time,” he said, calling stardom “a real bright spotlight.”
“Sometimes just having a self to share is what kills you, because there’s nothing left,” Pratt continued. “So you have to have a light to share. A light that’s just a bright as any of these lights. Then you can survive and then you can save some of yourself and not give it all away. It’s true.”
Pratt is boldly sharing his faith courageously in an atmosphere where this is usually frowned upon. He also revealed that he has just completed a 21-day Daniel Fast that he participated in through his church. “Daniel was a guy who only ate fruits, vegetables and grains,” explained Pratt, adding that he was inspired by his pastor to complete it.