Chris Pratt Gushes Over Bringing Son Jack to The Magnificent Seven Set

Actor co-stars alongside Denzel Washington in the upcoming western

By Marc Malkin Sep 09, 2016 11:00 AMTags
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Chris Pratt has always dreamed of playing a cowboy in a movie.

"This is the ultimate little boys fantasy," the actor told me at the Toronto International Film Festival opening night premiere of his new western The Magnificent Seven. "No one knows what you want to do when you move to town to be an actor...I remember someone asked me and I said, 'I wanna be a cowboy.' and they were like, 'Good luck with that.'"

Well, now Pratt co-stars alongside Denzel Washington in the reboot of the 1960 Wild Wild West movie of the same name.

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"This is the kind of thing you dream of as an actor," Pratt said. "We're rising horses, smoking cigars, shooting guns and wearing period clothing. It's hot and sweaty. I'm working opposite Denzel Washington. It's a blast."

Literally—there are a lot of dynamite explosions in the Antoine Fuqua-directed flick. "Ever since I've been watching Wile E. Coyote as a kid, I wanted to blow some s--t up!" Pratt said with a big smile.

And his adorable four-year-old son Jack was there to see his dad play cowboy.

"My son was fully on set," Pratt beamed. "He was playing with the horses, the cowboys, all the stunt team were really nice to him. He was sitting on Antoine's lap the whole day. I have some great photos of him on the set, very iconic [photos]. He got his own cowboy hat!"

Making Jack happy is what it's all about, Pratt. said. "We got to have some really nice moments together and make some lifelong memories...And on top of it there's a really good movie that everyone gets to enjoy. Two hours of rock solid explosive entertainment. It's a throwback and I think people are going to like it."

The Magnificent Seven is in theaters on Sept. 23.

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