Chris Pratt Discusses Why He Erected Cross at Easter

Veronica Neffinger | iBelieve Contributor | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Chris Pratt Discusses Why He Erected Cross at Easter

Chris Pratt Discusses Why He Erected Cross at Easter

In a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, actor Chris Pratt discussed the time he and some friends erected a huge cross on Easter weekend.

According to, Pratt posted a series of pictures to Instagram last Easter showing himself and two friends erecting a huge cross in the Texas desert.

In his recent interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Pratt explained to Colbert that he felt it was symbolic to erect the cross on the day before Easter.

“They had this big cross. It was on a Saturday, the day before Easter, and they said, ‘You know, we got this big cross. We gotta bring it up this great big hill at some point.’ I said, ‘Let’s do it right now … I want to do it. And, it’s Saturday before Easter, if you think about it, that’s what Jesus was doing 2000-something years before on a Saturday before Easter, was carrying a cross up a hill!' … It took us like two days. The thing was super heavy, and it was like just so rewarding and awesome.”

See below to watch Pratt’s interview with Colbert (but be aware that there are some jokes in the beginning of the interview which may be offensive to some).

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Publication date: September 21, 2016

Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.