While the success of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rests heavily on the shoulders of its handsome star, Chris Pratt, it turns out his wife, Anna Faris, might be even more excited than he is about the long-awaited sequel.
The adorable couple walked the red carpet at the premiere of Marvel’s hotly anticipated sci-fi epic at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Wednesday, and stopped to talk with ET’s Cameron Mathison about the exciting new project.
“I’m in awe,” Faris said. “On the way here I was so much more nervous than Chris was… I felt like I’ve always known he’s a brilliant actor. And now I feel like the rest of the world is getting to see that. I’m so thrilled about this movie.”
In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Pratt reprises his role as suave space rogue Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, alongside returning Guardians Zoe Saldana (as Gamora), Dave Bautista (as Drax the Destroyer), Bradley Cooper (as the voice of Rocket Raccoon) and Vin Diesel (as the Voice of Baby Groot).
The new film offers another opportunity for Pratt and Faris’ adorable 4-year-old son, Jack, to see his dad fight bad guys and save the day. And, according to the proud parents, Jack really loves seeing his folks on the big screen.
“He’s a huge movie fan and a Marvel fan and he gets it. He sits through movies. He loves the story,” Pratt said. “You know, we’re just mom and dad at home but on TV, we get to be heroes.”
The 37-year-old action star added that, whether or not Jack appreciates the scope of everything his parents do, he’s going to grow up with an understanding of the media spotlight.
“It’s his world. He’s growing up in the circus whether he likes it or not,” Pratt shared.
While Jack hasn’t seen Vol. 2 yet, Pratt said his little guy has watched the first Guardians several times.
“In fact, he’s at home right now with his babysitter watching the first one,” he explained.
With their son at home, the premiere was something of a date night for the duo, who looked absolutely amazing.
While getting dressed and ready, Faris made sure to live-tweet photos of the preparation process, which included her getting her makeup done and a shirtless pic of her husband and his abs.
While Faris was worried the candid pics would annoy her husband, Pratt said he found her tweeting “endearing.”
“I think she’s got a future in photojournalism,” Pratt quipped. “If you look at the stunning clarity of each photo…a picture is worth a thousand words but these photos are worth several, several hundred perhaps. Not quite a thousand.”
Recently, Pratt and his fellow Guardians actors sat down with Jimmy Kimmel, and he opened up about how his favorite memory was when his little boy came to visit him on set while filming, and got a chance to see the Guardians spaceship up close. Check out the video below to hear more.