How Chris Pratt Handles High Expectations for Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Chris Pratt from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Chris Pratt from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Yes, it was a Marvel film. Yes it had big stars and big star voices, major special effects and a budget to match. But who could have predicted the huge success of “Guardians of the Galaxy?”

Certainly not the actors.

“I don’t think anybody really did,” Chris Pratt tells Made in Hollywood reporter Kylie Erica Mar. “I was along for the rid like everybody else. … I was hoping it would be good. I had faith in the movie that I had seen. I really liked it, but I didn’t know if that meant other people would. Luckily they did. They connected.”

Now with the sequel, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” it’s a whole different universe of expectations — and a different relationship with the audience.

“When an audience loves something you have to be precious about it, and you have to understand that that love is sacred,” says Pratt. “There’s like a trust between you and the audience.”

So how did filmmakers respond the second time around?

“The last thing in the world you want to do is come out with something that’s completely different because in a way you’ve made a promise to them: Hey, we’ll be back and you’ll have an opportunity to see us again,” says Pratt. “It’s import to keep at least most of it familiar. But the parts that we changed in this movie, to make it a ¬†different movie, to make it in my opinion a superior movie, is just different enough to completely catch you off guard and surprise you.”