Last night, Chris Pratt showed Conan that the only way to not over-act is to have only one facial expression for every emotion. That expression? Motherfucking Blue Steel.

In an interview about serious actingā€”containing a very scary closeup of Conan that you wonā€™t want to missā€” Pratt told the talk show host that any facial expression bigger than a cold stare at the camera reads as way too dramatic, which is why he reacts to a birthday cake, a love interest, and a 60-foot-tall dinosaur the same way, with a smoldering look of passion. Good to know. I already give birthday cakes this look all the time, now Iā€™ve just got to practice it for other situations.

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