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Chris Pratt might be engaged in real life, but there's a reason his movie characters never find love

Kevin Polowy
·Senior Correspondent, Yahoo Entertainment
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If you thought Emmet (Chris Pratt) and Wyldstyle, aka Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), had entered into a romantic relationship as the ending of 2014’s The Lego Movie seemed to imply, you’ve been sadly mistaken. In The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, the nature of their relationship appears to be intentionally ambiguous, and they refer to each other only as “special friends.”

It’s a trend for Pratt: Bucking traditional Hollywood story arcs, his characters never really “get the girl.” There’s the long-simmering “will they or won’t they?” between Star-Lord and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) in the Guardians of the Galaxy/Avengers films, and the surprisingly platonic friendship between Owen and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) through two Jurassic World movies.

“Well, you know, these are all franchises,” Pratt explained in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment during the Los Angeles press day for The Lego Movie 2, where he was joined by co-star Banks (watch above). “So you gotta keep ’em guessing.

“Ross and Rachel didn’t link up in Season 1 [of Friends], did they? You know what I’m saying? We need Lego Movie 9.”

Pratt does not have the same tough luck in real life. Last month the 39-year-old actor announced his engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger, which will mark his second marriage, following his divorce from Anna Faris.

As for his fictional alter egos, hey, at least we’ll always have Andy and April.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part opens Friday. Watch the trailer:


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