What is your favorite song to absolutely rock-out too? Favorite song to cry to?
To rock out to.... Pantera Vulger Display of Power To cry to... Pantera Vulger Display of Power
~15 years ago you were living in your van on a beach in Hawaii, jobless, listening to Dre's 2001 everyday.
Do you ever miss anything about those days? Simpler times, being able to go anywhere you want without fear of paparazzi, etc.
That was such an amazing time in my life. There are elements I miss. Perhaps most of all, uncertainty.
Are there any roles you regret taking/ not taking?
No regrets. Ever. They all led me to here.
Hey Chris, big fan here! What do you miss most about working on Parks and Rec? What was the hardest part about working on Passengers?
I miss the cast and crew. I miss my friends. I miss the commute. I miss the fact it was a steady gig, all comedy, and took me 7 minutes to get to work.
The hardest part of working on Passengers would be the schedule. There were only two of us primarily through the whole shoot and we worked incredibly long hours. I was homesick a lot of the time. It was a grind.
How is Jennifer Lawrence?
What's your best memory of working with your mates in your movies and tv shows?
Top 5 movies and shows?
You're a very lovable actor and you've lost alot of weight! I'm trying to shave weight off too because of your change in GotG! Thank you!
Jen is awesome. She's funny and cool. She's refreshingly tough. She's an amazing actor. It feels good to be around her.
Best memory? So hard to say. I've been at this for 17 years. It's a dream job. No question. There have been so many unforgettable moments. I love what I do for a living.
top 5? Also very difficult. Friday NIght lights Breaking Bad The Wire Game of Thrones Dual Survival
Will you and your wife ever do a movie together where you're both leading? I think you're both talented and would make an exceptional screen-team!
yes we will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Was it difficult to control the raptors on the set of JURASSIC WORLD? Did you have any prior training in order to not get hurt by them? It must have been pretty scary. Was it scary? I bet it was.
haha! Yes. It's amazing i made it out alive. The sequel shoots in a fewmonths. I already have nervous diahrea, diarreah, diarreeah, how the fuck do you spell that? anyways. Yeah. I"m probably gonna die on the sequel.
Could Johnny Karate beat Starlord in a fight?
Not alone. But with his band of child ninjas, it would be close.
To what extent would you consider Andy Dwyer to be based off yourself?
Andy Dwyer is the personification of my comedic schtick. I have been making people laugh with that clown for years and years. Way before I ever did Parks and Rec. He not all of me. But I AM all of him, if that makes any sense.
Would you and Eminem ever do a song together?
He's been after me for years to do a song. wait, no? he doesn't know I exist? Oh. well.... probably not. simply because he wouldn't do it. haha! But I'd buy his cologne if he had one.
Hi Chris. Would you be willing to play my wife in a biopic I'm shooting for myself? You would have to wear a wig and have sex with me.
How has your past as an overweight, comedic character played influenced your growth as an actor, especially now that you're considered one of the sexiest Hollywood stars?
no vanity in comedy understanding the element of my job in where I am a prop
i was confident and in good shape when i first came to LA but nobody would cast me in any well written roles. People assumed based on my looks i was an asshole and a one trick pony. I only auditioned to play the douchebag characters. my audition material would be like "Bradley, 24, you hate him immediately"
int. locker room. Bradley looks to our hero, squints his eyes, runs his hands through his thick gelled and frosted tipped hair and says, "Fuck you pussy."
that would be my audition. "Fuck you pussy." welcome to the OC bitch.
They never let me improv or do comedy. It wasn't until I built a shlubby exterior, which stood in stark contrast to my inner confidence that people gave me room to play. ,
Since you and Jennifer Lawrence have a pretty similar sense of humour, there must've been some pretty hilarious moments on set of Passengers. What is one of the funniest (or embarrassing) moments when filming the movie?
We were sitting in our chairs waiting for the next shot and a big set light bulb exploded nearby and she screamed. high pitched. very feminine.
then she immediately looked over at me and said, "Jesus Chris! You scream like a woman! Did everyone just hear Chris?"
and for the rest of the shoot i couldn't convince anyone it wasn't me. I just had to own it.
I think Andy Dwyer had a lot of that.
Loved parks and rec, actually know Aubrey Plaza from summer camp(she was good friends with one of my sister's) Do you have a favorite moment of working with Aubrey?
I had the best time working with Aubrey. My favorite moments with her were when she would let her guard down, (it didn't happen that often) and I got to see what a sweet and caring person she is. It's not dissimilar to the April character.
Does your son still think you're a firefighter?
no he knows i'm an actor. But he thinks it's kind of stupid. haha! I suppose he's right!!!
haha! That was during Everwood which we shot in Utah. I don't remember that shirt. I'm not BYU Alumni. I think that picture was taken at a fan signing event or something. That shirt must have been a gift or something. I honestly don't remember.
What Marvel superhero would Jennifer Lawrence absolutely destroy in?
What would you be probably doing had you not become an actor?
If I hadn't become an actor in the way I did. (being discovered by a director, plucked from obscurity, etc) I would have continued to pursue stand up comedy. probably would have tried to become an actor that way.
What can we expect in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?
bigger and better in every way
Anna Faris from Scary Movie(s) or Anna Faris from The House Bunny?
Wow. that's a good question. like a kiss marry kill thing?
trick question. I'd marry and kiss them all. And I did!!!
What is the most useless skill you have?
although it's not useless because i use it to help me run lines
Hey Chris, you've inspired me to lose weight because funny guys can be sexy shirtless too.
So my question is: how has getting into shape changed your life? Also is having maintain your physique harder than losing the weight?
Funny guys can be sexy shirtless. But realness is more important. Exercising for health, overall physical and spiritual well being I highly recommend. Doing it to look good naked is cool, but hardly worth the sacrifice. Work on being funny before sexy. lots of women think funny is sexy anyway.
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?
what weapons we talking? If i have a gun I'd fight the big duck. But if i didn't get weapons, and had to use my bare hands i would fight 100 horses and set myself up in a situation where i have the upper hand based on my terrain like the movie 300.
whoa! movie 300 with duck sized horses! fuck yeah.
Good morning from another PNW native (Tigard, OR)!
What was the most challenging aspect of working on Passengers?
Also, what's your favorite thing about the PNW?
Have a good one! -Alyssa
Favorite thing about the PNW is the hard earned summers. Going to the river and floating down with some beers. I love when Mt. Rainier is out. I love the way everything and everyone slows down to feel the sun on their face when it first breaks in summer. Usually you've been through 100 days or more in a row of rain and mistiness.
Hey Chris! I've been a big fan of yours since Parks and Rec! Just a quick question, who did you have more fun acting as: Andy Dwyer or Peter Quill? Thanks for taking the time out to do this!
More fun? Andy Dwyer. We got to do whole scenes, over and over. It was more stage play. Lots of improv. Guardians of the Galaxy is so fun to watch, don't get me wrong, but making it can be excruciatingly slow and painstaking. When you have so many elements working at once, you might spend all day shooting a piece of the movie that will last 10 seconds.
I'm going to make a change.org petition to make you fat again. Will you sign it?
my wife would! haha!
Who is your favorite Seahawk besides Russell Wilson?
Oh and if you want to be more beloved by your home state, join Russ in supporting the return of the SuperSonics to Seattle. ;) (just a tip).
Blitz the mascot!!!!
Just kidding. I like them all. Jimmy Graham is an awesome dude. I've gotten to know Jermain Kearse a little bit. Richard Sherman. Kam Chancellor. I've met a lot of the guys. it's hard to pick. they are an extraordinary group of gentlemen. And I suppose I am biased, being from the PNW. But that group of guys are all class. And it starts from the top down. So a lot of credit goes to Pete and Russell.
You're awesome man.
Got any guilt or just general thoughts for taking this sweet lead role in Passengers considering Keanu Reeves had been trying to get the script made for like 6-7 years?
Keanu Reeves is awesome. John Wick is the shit. He's been killing it for so long. And hes a great humanitarian.
Who is your favorite actor?
Hey Chris, you seem very down to earth. How has Hollywood not ruined you yet?
never forget where you came from.
It can be difficult to maintain relationships with people from a previous workplace. I'd imagine even more so for those in your industry. What previous collaborator, if any, have you spent the most time with after wrapping?
Im a huge PJ fan and loved that andy was also, was that your idea or the writers idea? are you a big fan?
love Pearl Jam! Growing up in Washington i have a very real connection to that music. I was at an impressionable time when it hit. So it will always have a place in my heart.
If you could have played any character from a film ever, who would you pick?
Jim Preston Passengers Opens December 21st!!
Thanks guys thats my time.