Chris Pratt Wants Katherine Schwarzenegger as Movie Costar: 'She's Great'

Chris Pratt celebrates The Garfield Movie premiere in Los Angeles

by Zain ul Abedin
Chris Pratt Wants Katherine Schwarzenegger as Movie Costar: 'She's Great'
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Chris Pratt, 44, recently attended the Los Angeles premiere of Sony's new animated feature, The Garfield Movie, with his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger by his side. The event, held on Sunday, May 19, at the TCL Chinese Theatre, saw Pratt lend his voice to the iconic lasagna-loving cat Garfield.

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Pratt expressed his desire to work alongside Schwarzenegger, 34, in a future project. "I've asked her," he shared when questioned about collaborating with his wife onscreen. "I think she could be great because she's actually a very good actress." Pratt revealed that Schwarzenegger's talent for impressions convinced him of her potential.

"When she's doing impressions, I'm like, 'You're really good.' And she's like, 'No way. I could never do it. I would laugh too much,'" he continued. Pratt added with a laugh, "So she'd probably laugh through the take and ruin it." Married since 2019, Pratt and Schwarzenegger share two daughters: Lyla Maria, 3, and Eloise Christina, who turns 2 on Tuesday, May 21.

Pratt also has an 11-year-old son, Jack, with his ex-wife Anna Faris.

Family-Friendly Fun

The actor is thrilled that The Garfield Movie is something all his children can enjoy. "A movie like Garfield is truly safe for all ages, and my daughters are both very young.

My son's 11, so he's seen a lot of the things that I'm in, but my girls have never seen anything I've been in, so this will probably be the first thing that they see," he told PEOPLE. Pratt was joined on the red carpet by his costars Hannah Waddingham, Cecily Strong, Snoop Dogg, and Calum Scott.

The film features a storyline where Garfield, along with his canine friend Odie, embarks on a comedic, high-stakes heist after reuniting with his long-lost father, Vic, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson. This role marks Garfield's return to the big screen since 2006.

Previously, Bill Murray voiced the titular feline in 2004's Garfield: The Movie and its sequel, A Tail of Two Kitties, released in 2006. The new film also features voice talents Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Harvey Guillén, Brett Goldstein, and Bowen Yang.

Pratt's voice work in The Garfield Movie follows his role as Mario in 2023's The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which grossed over $1 billion worldwide. Nintendo and Illumination announced in March that a sequel is slated for release in 2026. The Garfield Movie is set to hit theaters on May 24.

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