Chris Pratt bought his first gun when he was just 12

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ac­tor had his fa­ther and mother's per­mis­sion to buy a firearm with his own money, even though his age meant his cousin had to ac­quire the weapon for him. He said: "My cousin bought it for me, with my par­ents' per­mis­sion [and it was] one I paid for with money I earned." And the first toy Chris ever bought him­self - af­ter do­ing odd jobs around his lo­cal neigh­bour­hood - was an air ri­fle. He said: "I loved that BB gun. I must have shot it 10,000 times. It was my main toy. It was mine. I bought it - you know what I mean?" The 37-year-old ac­tor - who has four-year-old son Jack with wife Anna Faris be­came a strip­per when he was just 14 years old and charged $40 for his ser­vices. He said: "I put the word out there that I was go­ing to start strip­ping. I mar­keted my­self." Chris was first hired for a teenage girl's birthday party, but things didn't go ac­cord­ing to plan. Though he was ini­tially "to­tally pulling it off", the girl's par­ents un­ex­pect­edly re­turned home, so he jumped out of the bal­cony, put his clothes back on, said hello to the cou­ple who were then leav­ing again, and re­turned in­side to fin­ish his rou­tine. He said: "It was like some­thing out of a John Hughes movie." The former 'Parks and Re­cre­ation' star then landed gigs at a 40th birthday party and a grand­mother's birthday which he de­scribed as "more funny than weird" but he quit strip­ping when he be­gan to con­sider it as a full time ca­reer op­tion and went for an au­di­tion at a lo­cal club, only to find one of the strip­pers sleep­ing out­side. He told GQ mag­a­zine: "It just felt seedy and that I was mov­ing into less in­no­cent ter­ri­tory."

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