Chris Pratt Tells His Embarrassing Tim McGraw Story
While Chris Pratt was promoting his Guardians of the Galaxy sequel on Late Night With Seth Meyers (May 3), he shared a hilarious story about the time he met country superstar Tim McGraw.
What would you do if you met one of your idols? Well, if you’re Pratt, you fumble on thoughts before fumbling on words and then introduce yourself with an embarrassing lead-in.
"I’m a big country music fan and a huge fan of Tim McGraw,” Pratt tells Meyers. "I did meet him. I have his cologne, yeah, Southern Blend. It’s really good. If you get a chance, get some. It’s nice. [My wife] Anna [Faris] loves it. And she always knows if I put a little Southern Blend on, she’s going to have to endure some lovemaking."
"We went to the Oscars and it was such an amazing night, star-studded night, and there’s Tim McGraw," Pratt continues. "And I’m just starstruck, you know, there’s Tim and Faith [Hill] and I keep glancing at him. ... I’m looking at Tim McGraw as we’re filing out, I’m getting closer and closer, I'm like ‘This is my chance to talk to Tim McGraw’ and he catches me staring at him a few times, he had performed a song that night. I said, ‘Hey, Tim, that was a great song tonight.’ He’s like, ‘Thank you,’ and he’s kinda like, ‘I’m going to avoid you, you might be a weirdo.’"
Adds the actor: "I said, ‘I’m just a huge fan of both you [and Faith]’ and he’s like, ‘Thank you, thank you.’ I said, ‘I’m wearing your cologne,’ and I’m not sure if he was just, like, being polite, but he was like, ‘Ah, thank you.’ And then there was that moment I was like, ‘Oh, no. I’m wearing your cologne?"
It was a memorable moment made hilarious by Pratt's awkwardness, but it's likely McGraw was just as impressed to meet the actor. Perhaps Pratt will get a chance to redeem himself — McGraw and Hill are on their 2017 Soul2Soul Tour, which runs all year.
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