Chris Pratt traveled to Iceland to film on a never before shot-on glacier while working on the movie "The Tomorrow War."
During his appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, the 40-year-old actor said that a "fully preserved" couple, who had fallen into one of the glacier's fissures, had been discovered only weeks before he arrived.
"They had been there for over 80 years, and sadly, they didn't make it. They were fully preserved in their glacier hiking clothes from 1930 or 1940. They had their supplies and rations. They were lovers and they fell down in a hole and just went missing," Pratt said.
The actor continued, "Thankfully, we got out and nobody fell in any holes — that we're reporting."
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Chris Pratt and the rest of the "The Tomorrow War" cast and crew traveled to Iceland in the middle of winter to shoot on a glacier that had never been filmed on before.
But during his appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, the 40-year-old said that someone had discovered a "fully preserved" couple on the site only weeks before he summited the glacier for the first time.
Pratt added that the two individuals had gone missing over 80 years ago after falling into one of the glacier's fissures.
"They had been there for over 80 years, and sadly, they didn't make it. They were fully preserved in their glacier hiking clothes from 1930 or 1940. They had their supplies and rations. They were lovers and they fell down in a hole and just went missing and just recently were found," Pratt said.
He added, "Isn't that wild? Thankfully, we got out and nobody fell in any holes — that we're reporting."
Watch Pratt tell DeGeneres the story below (at the 5:04 mark).
Pratt's stunt double for "The Tomorrow War," Chris Romrell, shared photos from the cast and crew's time on the glacier.
The "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor will star in the film alongside Yvonne Strahovski and J.K. Simmons, and Pratt is also serving as the film's executive producer, marking the first time that he's taken on a production role.
During an interview with Men's Journal, Pratt spoke about his newfound appreciation for behind-the-scenes jobs after working on "The Tomorrow War."
"Working on 'The Tomorrow War' is the first time I'm taking a producing role on one of my films. Being an actor, your day ends when they call wrap. But the day doesn't end for a producer. You have to be involved with budgets, creative, worry about meeting deadlines, and everything else," Pratt said.
He continued, "It's truly been such a rewarding opportunity to stretch out of my comfort zone to take on a larger leadership role and grow in learning a side of the business I haven't experienced before."
"The Tomorrow War" will hit theaters on December 25, 2020.
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