OPINION (CP) – Actor Chris Pratt credits his Christian faith with saving him from Hollywood’s “lion’s den” of fame — a force, he said, that has the power to “kill” its victims. During an interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Pratt was asked: “Do you ever feel like you’re in the lion’s den by being a celebrity in the public eye?” The actor responded with a quote from his pastor about the pressures of fame and struggle to maintain humility:

“If the spotlight that is shining on you is brighter than the light that’s within you, it will kill you.” “And you see it all the time,” he said, calling stardom “a real bright spotlight.” “Sometimes just having a self to share is what kills you, because there’s nothing left,” Pratt continued. “So you have to have a light to share. A light that’s just as bright as any of these lights. Then you can survive and then you can save some of yourself and not give it all away. It’s true.” READ MORE

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