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Chris Pratt Shares Reason Why People Should 'Rush' To Have Kids

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By Favour Adegoke on June 13, 2023 at 2:00 PM EDT

Renowned actor Chris Pratt is encouraging people to "rush" into having children to maximize the time spent with them.

The 43-year-old Hollywood star, known for his roles in blockbuster films such as "Guardians of the Galaxy," shared his perspective on parenthood and divulged how fatherhood impacted his career.

Pratt recently took to Instagram to wish his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, a happy fourth wedding anniversary as they enjoyed their "first night away in three years."

Keep on reading to learn more.

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Chris Pratt Wants People To 'Rush' To Have Kids 

Chris Pratt at Kimmel

Pratt, a father to a ten-year-old son, Jack, and daughters, Lyla, two, and Eloise, one, spoke passionately about the importance of cherishing family moments. He expressed his belief that every day counts in the lives of children and that delaying parenthood may result in missed opportunities.

In a recent Men's Health Magazine interview, Pratt stated, "People say all the time, 'Don't rush to have kids.' I'm afraid I  have to disagree. Rush. Have them. Of course, make sure you find a great partner but don't wait."

He continued, "I was talking to Adam Sandler a while back, and he said, 'Every day you wait is a day they don't get to have you in their life.' The younger you have kids, the more time they have with you."

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The actor also explained that having children was "incredible" because they make one's perspective somewhat new.

"As they grow up, it becomes more about connecting with them as individuals and what makes them unique. The softness of their hearts. How their minds work. How they're the same as you. How they're different," Pratt told the publication.

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How Fatherhood Impacted His Acting Career

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Additionally, the "Jurassic World" star shared during the interview that becoming a father has significantly impacted his career choices. He revealed that his role as a father influenced his decision-making process when selecting roles in film and television.

"In the same way that being a father changes the kind of actor you are, it can change the kinds of roles you want to be involved in," Pratt stated. "I've found myself wanting to do more PG movies. I see a lot because my kids want to watch them, and to be honest, some of them are bad. And I'm sitting there thinking, This is terrible."

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The actor emphasized that he strives to take on roles that resonate with him and offer positive messages to his children. Nonetheless, as much as he wants to entertain them, he also wants to create movies that are "merciful to the parents."

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Chris Pratt Says Fatherhood Made Him A More Versatile Actor

Chris Pratt, Katherine and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the LA premiere of FUBAR

Furthermore, in his interview with the news outlet, Pratt emphasized that becoming a father has profoundly impacted his acting career, making him a more versatile performer. He shared how the experience of parenthood has broadened his emotional range and deepened his understanding of human connections, enabling him to bring greater depth and authenticity to his on-screen characters.

He pointed out that one of the "tools" he's employed in his career was "substituting," he's seemingly creating a simulation for his character based on what he's experienced before.

"And when you add the reality of being a father, being a parent, and what that means for us, it's a potent tool," he added. "That level of responsibility opens up a whole new cavern of emotional potential. What would you do to save them? What would happen to you mentally if you lost them? That instinct you have to protect them is everything you can try to fake, but it doesn't come close to what you have access to when you've lived it. Having kids is what it's all about, and how it's benefitted me as an actor is a pleasant byproduct."

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Chris Pratt Celebrates His Fourth Wedding Anniversary

Pratt took to social media to celebrate his fourth wedding anniversary with his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger. The couple, who tied the knot in 2019, were thrilled to mark this milestone in their relationship as Pratt expressed his love and admiration for Schwarzenegger in a heartfelt anniversary message.

In an Instagram post, the actor shared a beautiful photo of himself and Schwarzenegger at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, where they married.

He wrote in the heartfelt caption, "Happy Anniversary!! Mom and dads first night away in three years. Back to the spot where we said, 'I do!' Love you, honey!"

Pratt wore a suit coat over a white button-up shirt, with his beard well-groomed, while Schwarzenegger styled her brunette tresses straight with large curls at the ends and wore light makeup with a touch of blush and matte pink lips.

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