Chris Pratt Says No To Sex Scenes Due To His Faith

Chris Pratt Says No To Sex Scenes Due To His Faith August 15, 2015

By now, most everyone knows that Chris Pratt is awesome. Not only was he hilarious as Andy in Parks & Recreation and great in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World — he also seems to be an all-around nice guy. Recently, he told the National Enquirer he will not film sex scenes or nudity due to his Christian faith:

“Everyone wants a piece of him, but Chris refuses to even consider anything that involves a sex scene. He knows that he’s become a sex symbol, but it’s not the public image he wants to project – and it’s not something he sees as compatible with his faith.

In other words, “he will no longer bare his body for anyone but his wife.” How often do you hear that from a movie star? If you’ve heard much of Chris’s story, you know it’s not been easy for him.  At one point, he was homeless, smoking weed on a beach and living out of a van. He admits to doing a few jobs as a stripper when he was low on cash. But Pratt is a different person today in more ways than one. In 2012, he and his wife Anna Faris had a baby boy who was born 9 weeks premature. He spent a month in the ICU. The experience really shook up the new parents, and Chris says about that time:

We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot. It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it.

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  • PleaseKillMe

    That’s too bad. It’s unfortunate to see talented, and otherwise good people continue to placate the myth that nudity and sex are bad. He should be more responsible in his convictions.

  • TheGhostWhoLurks

    He is. That’s why he refuses to do sex scenes, that goes against his convictions.

  • I have more respect for him than I do a person like you for making a licentious comment like that.

  • Deb Guillette

    How very narrow minded of you that you think everyone should subcribe to your world view.

  • Penelope Peace

    PleaseKillMe , Please kill me now, if there are more people like you out there. LOL
    He isn’t going to stop acting he doesn’t want people like you gawking at his privates. LOL has nothing to do with talent, Gene Kelly was talented never saw him naked!

  • Mike Cazer

    Good for Chris, we need more Godly MEN in Hellywood. Nudity, sex and foul language just are not needed to make a good movie, quite the contrary actually. Those three things in a movie are a guarantee that my wife and I will not watch it because we know that the intelligence level required for such a script is very low.

  • coldshot1723 .

    aren’t you, in a way, thinking that everyone should subscribe to YOUR views?

  • PleaseKillMe

    A religious person telling me this? This is the pot and kettle if there has ever been one.

  • PleaseKillMe

    He’s an accomplished actor and a good, funny person. There is a lot to respect about the man, but these silly convictions based on superstition isn’t one of them.

  • Um, he is being responsible in *his* convictions. Simply because you try and construe his convictions as “placating a myth” or based on a “silly superstition” doesn’t make your objection to his convictions reasonable.

    If his wife asked him not to do sex scenes or nude scenes and he was simply honoring her request, would you still object?

    If his reasoning was that he’s uncomfortable doing sex or nude scenes that, and that he would prefer to keep his privates private, would you still object?

  • PleaseKillMe

    Actually it does make my argument more reasonable. Much more reasonable. He is basing his convictions on a massive claim based on zero evidence. That right there is very unreasonable.

    I wouldn’t object in either of the situations you presented, although he shouldn’t allow his wife to dictate his professional career choices. That’s just silly.

  • CJ

    Um I don’t think he was saying that nudity and sex are bad, just private. His choice, or don’t you believe that people should have a choice over their bodies.

  • CJ

    Again, his choice

  • You’ve overlooked the suitable reasons Pratt has given
    for not doing nude/sex scenes and simply made an appeal to ridicule about his faith. This is why your argument is unreasonable.

    Let’s look at the statements from the article. “[Pratt] doesn’t want to do nude/sex scenes because it is not the public image he wants to project.” And further, “[Pratt] does not want to bear all for anyone other than his wife.” In other words, he is uncomfortable with nude/sex scenes and the public image they will project and he is honoring his wife by not bearing all for audiences to view. Which from the situations I asked, you stated you would not object for those reasons.

    Not to mention, just because Pratt does not want to do nude/sex scenes does not mean he saying that “nudity and sex are bad” as you have claimed.

  • Ronda Treece

    IT IS HIS FAITH………….HIS,HIS,HIS FAITH NOT YOURS .IT DON’T matter what YOU THINK OR BELIEVE.IT IS HIS comment HIS reason.YOU don’t BELIEVE fine save IT I guess THIS IS something SOME BELIEVE NOW AND other’s WILL learn AND BELIEVE probably TOO LATE.BUT NO THIS YOU WILL BELIEVE TOO NOW OR LATER…..see you too get to choose.you,you,YOU.

  • RustbeltRick

    He’s a cool guy, with a cool wife. All the best to him.

  • I think we should be cautious to idolize celebrities. I think it’s great that he won’t do sex scenes; however, I am more worried about we Christians glorifying actors and celebrities. For instance, here is a very funny video of Chris Pratt being pranked with life-like dinosaurs. (He was the star of Jurassic World. What better person to prank (except maybe a paleontologist)?)

    https://youtu.be/qfAIO5hB6Ik

    His language is not what most people would consider exemplary of Christians. I don’t fault him for that at all. He’s not a pastor, nor does he claim to be. However, we need to be extremely cautious in who we idolize.

  • Yes — I think Bill Cosby cured me of that…. 🙁

  • LM

    Chris Pratt doesn’t want to do sex scenes; he doesn’t choose to do sex scenes. It is his right, for whatever his reason. End of story.

  • PleaseKillMe

    Despite your psychopathic use of capital letters, I already knew it was his faith. I didn’t need a lesson from someone who can’t use basic English. It is his faith, and I am criticizing it. Deal with it.

    On top of that, don’t think your passive aggressive nonsense wasn’t noticed. Telling people they will believe now or later, and that it might be too late is a cliched, and childish argument. You have zero evidence for the existence of this God character, yet you forcefully tell people they will be dealt with by him. Grow up and read a different book.

  • PleaseKillMe

    I am criticizing him for it because he is a grown adult who believes in fairy tales. It is my right. End of story.

    Now do you see how tiresome and cliched the “it’s his right” argument is?

  • PleaseKillMe

    “and it’s not something he sees as compatible with his faith”

    His reasons are because of his superstition. That’s called being unreasonable(as an adult).

    I’m glad his wife is a more forward thinker than he is. That scene in Scary Movie where she was glued to the ceiling with semen was very funny.

  • Now I believe you are a somewhat intelligent adult with reading comprehension capabilities. You do realize that the article sites 3 reasons but you seem hung up with only 1 of them.

    1) Not the public image he wants to project.
    2) Only wants to show his goods to his wife.
    3) Incapatability to his faith. Or in other words, he is conscientiously objecting to the pressures of Hollywood when it comes to performing nude/sex scenes.

    We know you don’t take issues with #’s 1 or 2. And you are not using rationale thought with your objection to #3 by repeating your same appeal to ridicule. Anyways, it’s been fun.

  • LM

    No one’s taking issue for your ‘right’ to criticize. Anyone can criticize anyone all they want.

    The only thing tiresome and clichéd is your belief that Chris Pratt should believe what you believe. And unfortunately, it’s never ‘end of story’ when you continue to double down on the correctness of your opinion about what others should do. But it is your right to do so, and it’s others’ rights to ignore you.

  • Ronda Treece

    BUT YOU WILL CONFESS NOW OR LATER your choice .

  • benched42

    He didn’t say that nudity and sex are bad. What he said is that he’s not making any more movies where he is in nude or sex scenes… or didn’t you read the article?

  • benched42

    To you it’s a fairy tale, to him it’s not. Or do you think that only your belief system is a valid one?

  • benched42

    So you “already knew it was his faith” and you still criticize him for it? Wow.

    And I prefer the classic statement: If I spend my life believing in God and after I die there is nothing, then I wasted a part of my life. If I spend my life not believing in God and after I die I find out there IS a God, then I have wasted all of eternity.

  • Daisy Chain

    Are we really assuming that the National Enquirer is a valid news source?

  • JoshuaS

    You are entitled to your own opinion. You think God which for me is Jesus is a fairy tale. This is why you indirectly make yourself your own god with your own rules judging [condemnig] others because how they choose to live their life. Not sure what happened to you to make you turn against God bug I pray to the One and only living God that He helps you see that He is real and that He loves you even though you don’t care to believe in Him. Let go and let Jesus flow within you.

  • PleaseKillMe

    Can you explain to me how what I said was cliched, or were you just using that word because I had used it in a previous argument?

    On top of that, what I don’t have is a belief. I have knowledge of things that are presented with evidence. Belief doesn’t come into it at all.

  • PleaseKillMe

    What made me turn away? Lack of evidence. Not just lack of evidence, but zero evidence whatsoever. The better question is, what makes a grown adult believe such outlandish stories without said evidence?

  • PleaseKillMe

    In a way, yes. Everyone should think critically and should not automatically believe stories from their childhood.

  • PleaseKillMe

    You can prefer that used car salesman mentality to religion. “Here come into my shop. I have a better deal for you. Just sign your life on this dotted line.” Even if I tried, my brain doesn’t work that way. I’d be lying to this God character, and hopefully, the way the relgiious and political hustlers have written about him, he’d be too omnipotent to see through it.

  • PleaseKillMe

    No I won’t. Grow up.

  • Badgersss

    I’m thinking that, not surprisingly, the National Enquirer got this wrong. Check out this clip from a couple month ago where Chris Pratt talks about getting naked on the set of Parks and Rec just for the fun of it. It’s quite funny too!

    http://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/Chris-Pratt-Showing-Amy-Poehler-His-Penis-Video-37648474

  • LM

    What you said is tired and clichéd because it’s pretty common that some people expect everyone to think and act the way they do in matters of faith and morals, then proceed to judge them for the decisions they make thereby. Faith by its very nature does not require evidence. That does not make Chris Pratt wrong nor does it make you correct. The knowledge you claim to have is that what people of faith believe is wrong, to the point that they should have no business at all structuring their choices based on that faith value. They have a right to do so and you have a right to disagree with it. But to insist and insist that they are wrong you may claim right to, but no.

  • PleaseKillMe

    You don’t know the definition of cliche. You might not like what I say, but you can not call it a cliched argument.

    “Faith by its very nature does not require evidence.” With that absolutely megalomaniacal statement, you have given anyone, anywhere, anytime to make the most asinine claims they can, all under the guise of faith. Even if you were right, that faith doesn’t require evidence, that means it doesn’t require evidence to you. That’s a horrendous and gullible way of looking at the world, but you can do none the less. However, when making any sort of real social or political argument, bringing the supernatural into it is faux pas until evidence of the existence of a deity can be provided. The ball is in your court for that.

  • Leah

    I think you’re confusing ‘belief’ with ‘faith’. Everyone has beliefs, they are just based on different things and evidence. You might require XYZ evidence before you believe something – someone else requires different evidence. You still have beliefs.

    Also it is entirely appropriate for him to take his wife’s concerns into consideration when making decisions about his career.

  • LM

    Faith – in God. If that faith requires no evidence for me and it does for you, that is another subject entirely, which has nothing to do with Chris Pratt’s choices and the reasons he gives for making them.

    There is no social or political argument about the rights of somebody else to make his own choices. You have gone off on a tangent to try to discuss lack of evidence for faith. This has nothing whatsoever to do with an actor’s right to make his choices according to his faith and morals as he sees fit.

    I will correct what I said: what you said is not a cliché, granted.
    However, one of the definitions of cliché is the following, and this is what I needed to use: “A person or character whose behavior is predictable or superficial.” The predictable behavior in question is of people like yourself who claim the right to decide how others should live their lives according to their own views, and insist and insist they have the final word on someone else’s reasoning as to why they do what they do. This is a clichéd person: his/her behavior is predictable and superficial. Many, many people engage in this behavior, and this makes them a cliché.

    You have used “megalomaniacal” incorrectly. Megalomania is a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.

    … and that’s all she wrote.

  • PleaseKillMe

    Nearly every syllable you wrote is incorrect so let me just show you a small piece.

    “The predictable behavior in question is of people like yourself who
    claim the right to decide how others should live their lives according
    to their own views”…..The fact that I never said that, nor even suggested it, yet have been accused of it over and over here is more of a look at you and these other religious people. Maybe because religion is such an absolutist belief system, you get the idea that you can just make things up to it your side seems normal to you, but the rest of us can’t live like that. If you think criticizing a person’s life choice is the same as saying that person must live like I say, then you are beyond help. Way way beyond any sort of rational thought, though I never accuse the clerical of having that anyway.

    “You have used “megalomaniacal” incorrectly. Megalomania is a
    psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of
    wealth, power, or omnipotence.”…………You mean like all religions, and most specifically the three Abrahamic ones? Fantasy, wealth, power, and omnipotence. Those four words are nearly monopolized by religion. Even you have to admit to yourself, left the door wide open for me on that one. Holy Cow, how did you not see that coming?

  • PleaseKillMe

    Actually that’s not true. The way evidence is gathered and peer reviewed is very standard, yet very rigorous. Neither you, nor I get to decide what is considered factual peer reviewed evidence. There is no “different” evidence out there. With such an astronomical claim, like the existence of God, and so many people’s firm belief in it, you’d think they welcome peer review. They don’t, and I think that’s a sign that even the most fervent religious people know that it’s just not real.

  • Mike Hunt

    You guys might want to use a better source than the National freakin’ Enquirer. Chris has done nudity and sex scenes before, he probably will do them again. While I don’t doubt that Chris is a dedicated Christian, I don’t think he’s as conservative as the folks who post on here would like him to be.

  • Mag G

    Clearly you are a disgusting human being with zero respect for him or his family or his faith. You surely could spend your time doing something more valuable to society then sitting here judging a man and a faith you know nothing about.

  • PleaseKillMe

    I respect him as I stated earlier. I respect his wife because she is a good comedic actress. I do not respect his faith. Faith is an unquestioned superstition and it is not worthy of respect. Pretty much everything you just wrote is wrong.