Chris Pratt has nothing but good things to say about working with his Avengers: Infinity War co-star, and Marvel Cinematic Universe veteran, Robert Downey Jr.
"Man he really set an amazing tone," the Star-Lord actor told Empire Magazine. "I think a lot of what makes Tony Stark are the same qualities that make Downey great. I think Downey is about as rich as Tony Stark now. [Laughs] He really takes care of the actors around him in a way I've never seen before."
Pratt recalled being on the set of the upcoming Marvel Studios film while ill. "He came up to me and said, 'You doing all right?' I said 'Yeah, I've got a sore throat,'" he said. "Within 10 minutes there was a person here giving me all these herbs and taking care of me. He offered the use of his trailer where I could sit down and use some of his hi-tech healing gadgets. It was amazing. I'm living my best life."
With talk of "hi-tech healing gadgets," maybe Downey is Stark after all. But what's most important isn't how much Downey might be a techie, but how much Downey supports his fellow actors.
"When I first arrived in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Downey was the first to call and tell me, 'Hey man, welcome. If there's anything you need I will help. There are so few people on the planet who are going through what you're going through right now. I have, so I'm here. I'll always answer the phone,'" Pratt said. "I feel completely empowered to pay it forward with Tom [Holland] or Chadwick [Boseman] ... Now I just really feel compelled to offer them, even if it's a fraction of what Downey was able to offer me, and just say, 'Anything you need, you let me know.'"
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston, Peter Dinklage and Josh Brolin. The film arrives worldwide on April 27.