The battle of the Chrises is raging on, even in the families of the actual Chrises themselves. Who are the Chrises? if you somehow don’t know and already have your own favorite, there are four Hollywood stars named Chris that are strongly associated with one another because of their appearances in comic book movies as leading men.
Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Chris Evans, and Chris Pratt.
It’s long been a game to rate and rank the group, but that game caused some blowback in October when someone started it on Twitter. Before long, Chris Pratt was trending—because he’s the least favorite Chris of all!
Why? Well, he’s part of a homophobic church and has allegedly abandoned animals and definitely dropped his former wife, Anna Farris. A bunch of Pratt’s celebrity buddies stepped up to defend him, which actually made people pretty annoyed. Pratt is doing just fine. He’s a movie star. He went on to remarry Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
And he tries to use his platform for some actually good things, like an Instagram pledge drive for non-profit Greater Good. Looking at the website, it’s a little confusing what the organization does, but lots of his other celebrity buddies tuned in to chat with him over two hours.
At about one hour and 12 minutes, he introduced a very special guest.
“Our next guest is a pretty important guy,” Pratt says. “He is Mr. Universe. He is the Terminator. He’s the former governor of California. He’s my father-in-law. My daughter’s grandfather. In a word, I better not screw this up or I will be terminated.”
Schwarzenegger appears on the split-screen and says, “Hello, Chris… Evans.”
The strange pause between the words makes it seem like a bit, but their reaction does not.
“Or, not Chris Evans, sorry,” Arnold quickly says. “I’m gonna screw up this thing right from the beginning. Chris Pratt. I didn’t look at the cue cards the right way.”
He puts on a pair of glasses and adds, “Sorry about that.”
Well, now we know they use cue cards in these things.
“I mean, I should know your name. I should know your name,” Schwarzenegger went on, making it seem even more real. “That’s for sure. You’re my favorite son-in-law.”
“I’m your only son-in-law! I better be your favorite,” Chris answers. He pulls a face and then laughs, so I think it’s all good.
It’s just very funny to imagine Arnold daydreaming about Chris Evans when he’s about to talk to Chris Pratt. Just like we all do.