Before Chris Pratt was Andy on Parks and Recreation, before he was Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, before he was braiding interns’ hair in on-camera interviews, Chris Pratt was homeless — but living in a pretty cool van.
Pratt shared a photo of the vehicle, which features a decal of Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, on his Facebook page with the caption, “This is the van I lived in!!! In my hand is the script for the movie that got me out of Maui. Crazy.”
The actor spoke with EW about his post-high school days sleeping in that van in Hawaii. ”I had a friend who was like, ‘Dude, you’ve got to come out here,”’ Pratt says. ”We set up camp on the beach and lived the dream.” During that time, Pratt worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and waited on director Rae Dawn Chong, who gave Pratt a part in Cursed Part 3 — also known as Pratt’s ticket out of Maui.
Pratt currently stars in Guardians of the Galaxy, a film that’s made over $200 million at the box office since its August 1 release.