Christian Hollywood actor Chris Pratt has announced the launch of a new production company which he hopes will help heal the bitter divide in the United States.
In a video posted to Instagram, Pratt took his followers inside his office, the walls of which are adorned with posters of his previous hit movies. Humming the theme tune to several of his films, including Jurassic World and The Lego Movie, Pratt panned the camera down to a business card touting his new production company. “Boom,” he said. “Get ready.”
While he did not speak much of his new venture in the video, Pratt posted a few minor details in the caption of his post:
“A musical sneak peak at the walls inside my office. So grateful for each step of this wonderful journey. I’ve started a company,” he wrote, before revealing the name: “Indivisible Productions,” which is inspired by the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.
Indivisible,” Pratt wrote.
The mission of the new production company is to “create entertaining content, focusing on themes which will help to bridge the growing divide in our country and world," according to Pratt.
“You know, make the world a better place. No biggie, you’re welcome, but it’s whatever,” the actor wrote.
Despite the relentless criticism that Hollywood dishes out against those who claim to follow the Christian faith, Pratt has been increasingly open about his beliefs in recent years.
Receiving an award at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, he declared: "God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do! Learn to pray. It's easy, and it's so good for your soul.”
Pratt went on to herald the gospel in a succinct and impactful way:
“People are going to tell you [that] you’re perfect just the way that you are. You’re not. You’re imperfect. You always will be, but there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you’re willing to accept that, you will have grace. And grace is a gift. And like the freedom that we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood.”
Last year, actress Ellen Page slated Pratt for attending Hillsong Church. Responding to an interview Pratt gave to Stephen Colbert in which he talked openly about spiritual disciplines, Page tweeted that the renowned group of charismatic churches was “infamously anti lgbtq.”
Pratt responded with a clear and concise statement, even praising the church for supporting him through his 2018 divorce from actress Anna Faris.
“It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which 'hates a certain group of people' and is 'infamously anti-LGBTQ.' Nothing could be further from the truth,” he declared at the time. “I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone. Despite what the Bible says about divorce, my church community was there for me every step of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk. They helped me tremendously, offering love and support. It is what I have seen them do for others on countless occasions, regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender."