Chris Pratt worked with Marvel and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for patients, families and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday. While the movie played, Pratt snuck out and dressed up as his character, Star-Lord. He spent more than three hours in full costume and handed out movie-themed toys. Pratt also visited patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, and the Pediatric ICU, as they were too sick to join the movie screening that afternoon.
Pratt spent extra time with one patient, Dylan Prunty, who is a longtime Lego fan and recognized the actor’s voice from The Lego Movie. They spent about 10 minutes reciting different scenes from the film.
"Daryl, feeling her hug him from behind was larger to me than a face-to-face hug. It was the support. Like she’s standing him up and it wasn’t so much the visual of it that I was thinking about, it was more of, he’s lost in this – him screaming and all of that stuff — it’s coming from a place of fear. He’s afraid and to watch a tough character be afraid and lash out like that and go full circle and end in tears, is such a heavy thing, but to have someone come up behind him an lean against him and hold him up, even symbolically is like, I was going off what that would feel like to Daryl more than the visual of it and I just felt like if he could feel that behind him, it would be more of a moment, you know what I mean?" - Norman Reedus
But as the episode progressed, he saw something in her that was sort of like a little candlelight at the end of a dark tunnel. And she was saying that there are good people in the world and there are reasons to go on and don’t give up hope. I think she was that little glimmer of hope for him. And I think that’s what he was attracted to.
If he misconstrued those feelings as possibly, like, a crush, then that’s even better! But I don’t think he went in there like “Hey, me and you!” I think he kind-of, like, “There’s something good in you and I haven’t seen anything good in forever.” It’s being, like, lost in the woods for miles and miles and starving and finding an apple tree with an apple on it, you know? It’s like, there’s something good out there and maybe that’s you. And maybe you can show me whatever you know and you can make Daryl have those hopeful feelings, too.
And I think some might have interpreted that as “He thinks you’re cute” or “He wants to be with you” but it was deeper than that, to be honest.” +Norman Reedus
the best ships are the ones who aren’t originally written to be together
they develop on their own, they get their stories beyond each other, it’s never about them-as-couple as it is about them-as-people
and then the story itself evolves until these characters make so much sense, they’ve come to life together in ways that no one could have expected, and suddenly there’s no option but for them to be together
not because of a script or a plot but because of pure chemistry and character development and the natural forces that create real-world relationships too. love isn’t scripted.[x]