Donning the hat of a journalist for a day, Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan was seen interviewing The Tomorrow War actor Chris Pratt. In the fun video, both the actors are seen talking about their common loves – cinema and MMA, among other things. As Chris Pratt revealed some interesting details about the film, Varun Dhawan reciprocates by teaching him a dance step of ‘Tan Tana Tan’ from Judwaa 2.
Dhawan, who has already watched The Tomorrow War, asked Chris Pratt about the title of the film and what it signifies. Pratt said, “Tomorrow as an idea is a coming era. The film is a big fun action-adventure that takes place in 2021 as well as in 2051. So, this war is being raged against the invading alien forces, though it takes place 30 years away. But if you look back at 1990, for me, that feels like yesterday. 30 years can be pretty quick, and the world can change. It really poses the question whether or not we should rely on science and innovations to save the world and create solutions for the things that are happening in the world today.”
He further said, “I read a lot of scripts these days. I am in a very blessed position where people come and tell me, ‘hey, please get my movie made.’ But there are many similar themes: time travel, aliens, world-saving epic events with massive set pieces and creatures, but where do you find those that do evoke an emotional response based on real relationships. For me, that is the heart of any great story.”
Pratt added that he likes to keep his action scenes real even though he is a fan of MMA. “When I am choreographing fight sequences, I like to go real, which is dirty fighting. When people fight, they fight for their lives. That is not a boxing match,” he added.
Varun Dhawan also asked if he discusses movies with his father-in-law Arnold Schwarzenegger who is known in the action genre. Pratt said, “It is interesting to be able to talk to him (Arnold) about work. There’s an understanding there. He is a much bigger icon than I will ever be and he was a big part of the fabric of my youth. I am fortunate to have him as my father-in-law.”
Directed by Chris McKay, The Tomorrow War, starring Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahvoski and J.K. Simmons, will stream on Amazon Prime Video on July 2, 2021 in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.