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Chris Pratt: My Premature Son ‘Restored My Faith in God’

07/30/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

For Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, starting a family was a no-brainer.

More accurately, it was (as things always are in their marriage) two brains acting as one.

“It started [for us] around the same time, and I don’t think one of us wanted it any more than the other,” says the Guardians of the Galaxy star, who talks with PEOPLE about fatherhood, marriage and his rise to fame in the magazine’s new issue. “She would say, ‘How do you feel about that?’ and I would say, ‘Damn, I’ve been kind of thinking about that too! I think that’d be cool. Let’s make that happen.'”

But when their son, Jack, was born nine weeks premature in August 2012, the couple felt a helplessness with which many parents are all too familiar.

“We were scared for a long time,” Pratt, 35, says of the month that his first-born spent in an intensive care unit. “We prayed a lot.”

He turned to his family and close friends for support. And even at the darkest of hours, he treasured every moment with his son.

“It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it,” the actor says. “The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.”

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Zoë Saldana Bumps Bellies with Galaxy Costar Chris Pratt

07/29/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Zoë Saldana isn’t saying a word about her happy news — but with Chris Pratt by her side, she clearly doesn’t need to!

The Guardians of the Galaxy costars poked fun at the rampant pregnancy rumors during a stop at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, posing sassily with their hands on their hips and their bellies jutting out.

The joke comes after Saldana, 36, emphasized her growing bump in tight dresses during the movie’s premiere and press tour. Though she hasn’t commented, sources confirm to PEOPLE that the actress is in fact expecting.

“She’s absolutely stunning and glowing,” one insider tells PEOPLE.

Zoe Saldana Pregnant Chris Pratt Guardians of the Galaxy Cindy Ord/Getty

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Chris Pratt: Jack Recognizes ‘Dada’ in Parks and Recreation

03/19/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Chris Pratt Jack Parks and Recreation Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Chris Pratt‘s son Jack is learning a lot of new words, but there’s one that stands out for the actor: “Dada.”

“I do have video of him saying ‘dada’ when I come on the screen,” the Parks and Recreation actor, 34, told PEOPLE at the show’s PaleyFest panel on Tuesday. “He knows a lot of words, colors, numbers. He’s very advanced for his age.”

Continued Pratt, unable to resist a good joke: “He also can type 90 words a minute, which is really good for an 18-month-old!”

After spending five months in London last year to film Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt had worried that Jack, his son with wife Anna Faris, wouldn’t remember him.

“He recognized me when I came home,” Pratt told PEOPLE in October. “I was worried that he wasn’t going to recognize me, but he recognized me from Skype.”
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The LEGO Movie Is a Film the Whole Family Will Enjoy

02/07/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Lego Movie Courtesy Warner Bros.

Talk about a dream come true!

If you were anything like us, you always wished your LEGOs could come to life. And now they are — on the big screen.

Starring new parents Chris Pratt (Emmet) and Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle) — we bet they had fun! — the new LEGO Movie is packed full of action but underneath the blockbuster-worthy special effects is the simple message that everyone is special.

Emmet starts off an ordinary guy until he meets Wyldstyle and her master builder crew — Vitruvious, Batman, Unikitty and more — and let’s just say that’s when his life changes forever.

And let’s not forget that every good kid’s film has to feature catchy tunes. In this case, it’s the can’t-get-out-of-your-head “Everyone Is Awesome” song.
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Chris Pratt’s Son Jack Is ‘Really Observant’

02/06/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Chris Pratt The LEGO Movie Son Jack Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP

Now that Chris Pratt‘s son Jack is 17 months old, he’s catching up with his peers — and the proof is in the pudding.

“He’ll totally surprise me with the things he’ll say, maybe a week after he heard me say it,” the actor told PEOPLE Wednesday at the Cinema Society screening of The LEGO Movie in New York City.

“[He’ll repeat] toys, colors, body parts like knee, elbow, hand. You get the sense that he knows a lot more than he’s saying [aloud],” Pratt, 34, explains.

“I’ll say, ‘Where’s your head?’ and he’ll point to his head. And I’ll say, ‘Put the sock on your nose,’ and he’ll put it on his nose.”

It’s a welcome change for the Parks and Recreation star and wife Anna Faris, who welcomed their little guy nine weeks prematurely in August 2012.
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Chris Pratt: I Want Another Baby with Anna Faris

11/15/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Chris Pratt literally dreams about the future — and he was ready to share some of those vivid visions with Ellen DeGeneres on Friday.

Topic No. 1? Baby No. 2 with wife Anna Faris.

“I did dream the other day that we had another baby,” the actor, 34, told the host during a sit-down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “And I woke up and Anna said she’d had another dream that she was pregnant, so I was like, ‘Whoa, might you be pregnant?’ “

Chalk it up to a case of wishful thinking. “I don’t think she is — this is not an announcement or anything,” Pratt explained, adding that he’d happily give son Jack a sibling.

Chris Pratt with Ellen DeGeneres
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Chris Pratt: How Skype Helped My Son Remember Me

10/17/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Chris Pratt Anna Faris Jack Taylor Hill/Getty

Welcome home!

Chris Pratt was greeted by his 14-month-old son Jack‘s adorable face Wednesday morning after flying in at midnight from London, where he has been filming his latest movie Guardians of the Galaxy for the past five months.

“I had a very special moment with him today. He recognized me when I came home,” Pratt, 34, told PEOPLE at the Parks and Recreation 100th Episode Celebration on Wednesday.

“I was worried that he wasn’t going to recognize me, but he recognized me from Skype,” admits Pratt.

The Parks and Recreation star says his son is doing the cutest things now.
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