Chris Pratt Reveals How He Blew His First $75,000 Paycheck: ‘It Went Very Rapidly’ – The Boston Courier


Chris Pratt will always remember how rapidly he spent his first main paycheck.

The Marvel actor and “Jurassic World” star has come a great distance since his “Parks and Recreation” days on tv, however he just lately advised SiriusXM’s Sway Calloway that his first $75,000 didn’t final lengthy, recalling that “it went very quickly.”

“I was under the impression that I would never run out of money,” Pratt mentioned. “The first paycheck I got, I was like, ‘Are you serious?’ … I had lived on very little money for a long time, so the first big job I got — I remember it was called a Schedule F job, and this was a TV movie.

“I got paid $75,000,” he continued, earlier than utilizing George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” melody so as to add: “I’m never gonna wait again. Fuck you bitches, I am leaving.”

He went on, “Then about two months later I was like, ‘Where’d that money go?’”

Pratt defined that, since he “never could have possibly imagined making that amount of money,” he quickly “traveled the world” and hilariously began humoring grand delusions: “I’m gonna probably invest. I’m probably gonna get a yacht.”

Pratt has beforehand mentioned that he was found by actor Rae Daybreak Chong whereas ready tables for the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Hawaii, the place he lived in his van. After a cameo in Chong’s brief movie “Cursed Part 3,” Pratt actually hit it massive.

“I was under the impression that I would never run out of money,” Chris Pratt mentioned.

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The actor started showing on the WB drama “Everwood” in 2002 after which starred in NBC’s fashionable “Parks and Recreation” beginning in 2009. He’s since led Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise and appeared in varied different Marvel films.

The daddy of three defined on Calloway’s present that he “never had any money growing up” and “no one ever taught me financial literacy” — however he’s tried to be taught it on his personal.

“It took a good amount of time for me to kind of stop and say, ‘All right, I’ve got to get wise about this,’” he mentioned, including that he requested himself, “How am I gonna get to the point to where, if I stop working one day, I’ll still be OK [and] my family will be OK?”

Whereas he added that nabbing “Everwood” and with the ability to purchase his mother a home was when he felt like he’d “made it,” the actor now earns thousands and thousands per movie — and mentioned drafting a “financial literacy plan” was “one of the steps of me growing up.”

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