Chris Pratt may be a big name in Hollywood these days, but things weren’t always quite so rosy for him, as he reminded his fans recently.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star posted a touching picture to his Facebook account, looking back at what life was like for him living in Hawaii before he shot to fame.
"Can't believe I found this picture," Chris captioned the image. "This is the van I used to live in!!!"
In the picture, Chris stands next to a white van with a Scooby-Doo mural painted on the side. The actor added that the paper he is holding is “the script for the movie that got me out of Maui.”
Chris lived in Hawaii after dropping out of college aged 17.
Although things can’t have been easy for him back then, in a recent interview he described those years as “a charming time,” adding that Hawaii is “a pretty awesome place to be homeless.” That’s definitely a positive way to look at it, Chris – we're not sure we’d be quite so optimistic ourselves!
The star was discovered by actor/director Rae Dawn Chong in 2000 while working at a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant in Maui. He had his first big role in a short film called Cursed Part 3.
“Originally the dream was to pay my bills doing nothing other than acting," Chris said in the interview. "I got there, but the dream is constantly evolving.”