Chris Pratt's story about his son swearing goes from mild to wild real quick
Before blockbuster movies hit the theaters nowadays, the teaser trailers come out months and months before. Then comes another trailer, and then a longer trailer, and sometimes you feel like you've seen the whole movie before it's been released. When things get closer to release, it comes time for press tours, in which the cast spend hours each day facing an endless stream of journalists and spend their evenings on talk shows to promote their latest cinematic venture.
With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set to be released next month, the stars have started to embarked on these interviews. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jeff Goldblum all appeared on The Graham Norton Show this week, where they talked about everything from their experiences on set of the dinosaur action adventure to their kids back home.
First came the family photos, with a photo of Jeff Goldblum's adorable three-year-old son Charlie shown, with a few funny stories to go with it. However, it was Pratt's stories about his son, the five-year-old Jack, that stole the show.
For one, Pratt's son is apparently far more impressed with seeing someone at Universal Studios dressed up as the Jurassic World character than his own father, calling the lookalike "the real Owen". Then Pratt entertained the audience and the other guests with a story of a time he took Jack fishing.
The actor actually owns a farm with a lake, so the pair frequently indulge in the activity, but there is one thing that makes it a little different. Pratt explained that he has a rule when they go fishing - they are both allowed to swear.
"I had this rule with my old man, and I have it with my son, which is: when you're fishing, you can swear," he explained. "You can just swear when you're fishing, it's just the guys, go ahead and let loose."
Once Jack eventually caught a fish, he tried to get a photo, but things didn't exactly go to plan. After an accident and a small injury, the five-year-old was given the opportunity to let loose with his frustration, coming up with some language that his father was not expecting at all. Pratt said:
"So we're out fishing, he catches a fish and I'm trying to get him to take a picture with the fish before we let it go, and it flops out of his hands. These bass have these little spines on their back, and the fin pokes him in the hand, falls in the water. He starts to cry.
"I said 'hey buddy, are you alright?' and he said 'Dad... I'm about to swear...'
"And he goes 'that bass... that bass is stupid'."
These first words were innocent enough, but things were soon stepped up a notch. His father asked him if he feels any better now that he's expressed himself, explaining that now is the time to get it all out of his system. That's when his son shouted: "That stupid bass is a f***ing pussy!"
Wow. I don't think that was exactly what the actor was looking for, but it sure seemed to tickle the other stars assembled on Norton's couch that evening - as well as those watching. Let's just hope little Jack doesn't bring too much of that language outside of the fishing boat.