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Chris Pratt on Having Faith in Hollywood: ‘I’m Not Going to Change’

The 'Jurassic World' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star said he has not felt pushback within the industry for his views

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Chris Pratt is a unique modern artist for multiple reasons.

First, he’s one of the few actors who can still bring out people to an actual theater.

He’s helped launch massive hits such as “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Magnificent Seven.”

He also headlined two of this year’s biggest hits — “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

What also makes the actor unique is that he’s successful within leftist Hollywood — even though he’s very vocal about his faith.

“God is real. God loves, you, God wants the best for you,” he said earlier this year at the MTV Awards.

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“Believe that. I do.”

He also encouraged the audience to pray. “It’s good for your soul,” he said.

Despite what others have said about Hollywood’s bias toward faith, Pratt, 39, has revealed that he believes the industry is not anti-religion.

“I think that there’s this narrative that exists out there that Hollywood is anti-Christian or anti-religious, but it’s just not the case,” he told the Associated Press in a recent interview. “They are kind of not anti-anything.”

The actor also opened up about his decision to speak so openly about his faith during the MTV Awards.

“That kind of a message, it might not be for everybody. But there is a group of people for whom that message is designed,” he said. “And nothing fills my soul more than to think that maybe some kid watching that would say, ‘Hey, I’ve been thinking about that. I’ve been thinking about praying. Let me try that out.’”

The “Parks and Recreation” star said he has not felt direct pushback within the industry for his beliefs.

“I’ve never had anyone try to shame me, to my face. Maybe they go say it behind my back. But if that’s the case, go ahead. You can say whatever you want about me — to my face or behind my back. I’m not going to change,” he said.

Pratt may not feel bias within the industry, but plenty of other artists have opened up about their struggles.

“Hercules” star Kevin Sorbo even told LifeZette in an interview that being a Christian conservative in Hollywood can be a career “death sentence.”

Watch Pratt’s speech at the MTV Awards below:

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