Chris Pratt Joins Brad Pitt On Ellen
Ellen: Chris Pratt Moneyball Review
Ellen shared a clip from Moneyball, in which Chris’ character, Scott Hatteberg, is talking to David Justice, played by Stephen Bishop.
“How you likin’ first base, man?” David asked Scott.
“It’s, uh… it’s coming along,” Scott said. “Picking it up. You know, tough transition, but I’m starting to feel better with it.”
“What’s your biggest fear?” David asked.
“A baseball being hit in my general direction,” Scott said.
Assuming that Scott was joking, David started to chuckle and said, “Seriously, what is it?”
Scott got a serious look on his face and said, “No, seriously, that is.”
It was a really awkwardly funny moment.
Ellen: Brad Pitt Makes Chris Pratt Nervous
While Ellen was chatting with Chris and Brad, she asked Chris if he had met Brad before working with him on Moneyball.
“No, we met in the audition,” Chris said.
“I don’t remember,” Brad said deadpan.
“Did he make you nervous?” Ellen asked.
“I’m nervous right now,” Chris said. He looked at Brad and continued, “You make people nervous. You make me nervous. But you did everything you could to make me not nervous.”
Again, in classic deadpan, Brad said, “I still don’t remember.”
Chris explained to Ellen that he tells people that Brad really is just a “regular guy.”
Carrying on the joking tension of the interview, Brad protested Chris’ talking about him by saying, “I’m right here!”
The whole dynamic was really funny. It seemed like Brad and Chris were friends–odd friends, but friends nonetheless.
Ellen: Chris Pratt Weight Loss For Moneyball
Chris said that walking on the set of Moneyball was really intimidating because most of the other actors who were cast as the teammates actually used to play baseball.
“Except for me, all of the baseball players were cast by ex-pros,” he said. “I had to do a bunch of training to fit in there.”
Chris said he actually had to lose “a ton of weight.”
“That was the first note they gave me,” he said. “They said, ‘You’re a good actor, but you’re too fat.'”
Playing on his earlier joke that he had no recollection of working with Chris, Brad said, “Oh, now I remember.”