It’s ah-me, Chris Pratt! To some general confusion, Star-Lord has been named the new voice of Mario in the upcoming animated movie adaptation, and the actor has posted a message celebrating the announcement.
“When I was a kid, I lived in Lake Stevens, Washington, and there’s this coin-operated laundromat near my house, and it had Super Mario Bros., the original arcade game,” Pratt says in a video posted to Instagram.
“Oh, I loved that game. I never had a quarter. I would steal them from the wishing well. That’s wild! It just dawned on me right now: the quarter I stole out of the wishing well to play Super Mario Bros. has come true – that I get to be the voice of Mario. But I clearly stole someone else’s wish. So, just waiting for that row of karma dominoes to come crashing down on me. But, as it is right now, it’s a-me, Mario.”