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Chris Pratt opens up about the loss of his father: 'I ripped open some wounds'

The "Passengers" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" star dug deep for his roles recently, which led to some painful memories.
/ Source: TODAY

As we all know, Chris Pratt is an adoring father and a funny, exciting actor. But he lost his own father just two years ago — and he still hasn't fully healed.

That much came to light while making "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," which he says in a new interview for British GQ forced him to confront his feelings over losing Daniel Pratt to multiple sclerosis in 2014. (The movie involves Pratt's character's search for his own dad.)

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Chris Pratt, seen at an event for "Passengers" on Nov. 30, opened up to British GQ about the loss of his father.PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP - Getty Images

"The truth is, I ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time," he said. "I didn't want to. But I knew it was right for the moment... There are wounds that are never going to be totally healed. It would probably make for a better story if it was some emotional thing that I hadn't dealt with ... When we face the death of a parent, you sometimes feel regret that you didn't fully embrace what you had."

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Pratt is currently a parent (with wife Anna Faris) to 4-year-old Jack.

Clearly Pratt has come a long way since his early days as an actor; based on the interview (which was promoting Pratt's new film "Passengers," with Jennifer Lawrence), he was not immune to those tough, struggling days.

"Life was a series of choices based on the price backwards on the menu, when you didn’t look at: 'Ooh, what do I want,' you look at the lowest number, that's what you’re going to get. The difference between a large soda and a small soda was the 49 cents, and you didn't spend the 49 cents.

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"I heard someone say to me, 'If it’s a problem that can be solved by money, it's not a real problem,'" he added. "And I thought, 'What kind of (expletive) would come up with that?"

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