“There’s a certain zen where you shed any stress from the real world.”
Chris Pratt plays Andy Dwyer on the television show Parks and Recreation and has leading roles in the Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy. He’s also a glimmer of hope that not everyone in Hollywood has lost touch with nature and the great outdoors. In a recent interview on the Kevin Pollack Chat Show, Pratt was asked about his connection to the outdoors.
“If you had to narrow it down to maybe one emotion, what is it that happens for you? What is the thing with hunting for you?”
Pratt explains that with fishing. hunting and being in the outdoors,
“there’s a tipping point, when anticipation outweighs the monotany… and in that there’s a certain zen where you shed any stress from the real world.”
He goes on to explain the magic of watching the stars disappear and the sun rise, being unseen, un-noticed by nature that is undisturbed.
“You’re a voyeur to the world waking up.”
He sheds light on the focus of hunting being about the journey and preparation, not necessarily the end result of a kill. Kevin Pollack responds to Pratt’s explanation as “romantic.” What he says next articulates the pinnacle of the experience. Acting as an unofficial spokesperson for game hunting, he embodies the full range of emotions involved in harvesting an animal from remorse to gratitude.