Actor Chris Pratt credits 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.
During an interview 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?”
The actor 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.”
The Lego Movie actor 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.
Pratt has been linked to Zoe Church in Los Angeles, California, which is pastored by Chad Veach. According to the church’s website, Veach and his congregation completed the Daniel Fast, and the pastor extensively documented his own experience on his Instagram page.
Pratt, who regularly uses his platform to share his faith, previously revealed that Veach’s books have been helping him keep his faith strong: “I read books by my pastor, Chad Veach, in Zoe Church LA,” he said in a home video posted in December. “I find his book Faith Forward Future to be very helpful!”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett