Actor Chris Pratt took to Instagram Thursday and defied what is widely considered to be a Hollywood stereotype.
Pratt, who recently starred in the blockbuster film “Jurassic World,” posted a picture of himself packing deer meat while wearing a shirt that reads “Murph Challenge 2015,” an annual fundraiser to benefit the LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation and set up to honor Lt. Michael Murphy, a U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed by Taliban forces in 2005 while calling for help for one of his squad members.
Here I am vacuum packing some deer meat in the kitchen. I grew up in the woods. Not literally. I mean, we had a house. I wasn't raised by coyotes. But I spent a lot of time in the woods. Hunting, fishing and being outdoors with my friends and family is how I spent my free time as a young'n. That part of me will never change. I mean. I'm assuming. I don't know. Maybe it will. It hasn't yet. Maybe one day I'll wake up and be like, "I'm only gonna eat veggies for the rest of my life." If I do that's cool. It's a free country. Anyways. I just filled the freezer with a bunch of tasty meat from an awesome deer hunt in the great state of Texas. Oh! I should tell you: I'm going to start a diet I called "The Game Plan" where basically I only eat wild game for a year. "The Game Plan," get it? Cause GAME? I mean I'll also eat veggies and fruit and other stuff too. But for one year I want to eat only the meats that were caught or killed by me or my friends. Total free range organic wild game! The game plan. Join me. I mean I'm gonna still eat eggs and probably chicken and probably steak I mean I gotta have steak and oysters and definitely bacon. But other than that. And the occasional burger for a cheat meal. But other than that only wild game. The game plan. I should mention I will also have sushi because I have to have sushi because it's so good. And pepperoni. But that's not a meat technically, right? But other than that all wild game. And pepperchinis! (That's not how you spell that) Exclusively wild game. It will be tough. But it's worth the sacrifice. I will be eating turkey for thanksgiving. Probably fried. That's the best. And also ham. For Easter we make lamb. That's great. Ill have to have lamb that day. So… "The Game Plan" Who's with me!?
“Here I am vacuum packing some deer meat in the kitchen,” Pratt wrote in his Instagram post. “I grew up in the woods… I spent a lot of time in the woods. Hunting, fishing and being outdoors with my friends and family is how I spent my free time as a young’n. That part of me will never change.”
Pratt went on to explain how he plans to go on the “Game Plan” diet for the next year, eating nothing but wild game, with a few exceptions.
“I’m gonna still eat eggs and probably chicken and probably steak I mean I gotta have steak and oysters and definitely bacon. But other than that. And the occasional burger for a cheat meal. But other than that only wild game,” Pratt added.
The actor noted the difference between him and many others in Tinseltown, saying that “maybe one day I’ll wake up and be like, ‘I’m only gonna eat veggies for the rest of my life,’” seemingly referring to other entertainment icons who advocate for animal rights, among other left-leaning causes.
Pratt wasn’t critical of his liberal colleagues, however, pointing out that “it’s a free country.”