In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Pratt shared what while filming Jurassic World, all of Pratt developed a little 4-part saying that he would repeat to himself just before the camera rolled:
“Flow core, no TC, volume up point five, Eric Church.”
“No TC” to remind him to lead with his forehead, in a formulation only a formerly fat man would think to use: No triple chin. “Flow core” to remind him of his posture when he was paddleboarding. “Volume up point five” to remind him to make his voice slightly louder. Eric Church to remind him of “Dark Side,” a song by Church that Pratt was listening to over and over, and the darkness in this character it encapsulated.
The next time you need to psyche yourself up, just yell “Eric Church” and you’ll be good to go. If it works for Chris Pratt, it could work for you.