Chris Pratt is a multi-talented person – we’ve seen him in both funny and serious acting roles throughout the years. This 37-year-old actor is known for his quirky personality and goofy humor, both of which we saw perfectly in his latest Instagram posts.
Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt have been touring Europe to promote their new film Passengers, and they stopped in London on Friday. Chris chose to demonstrate his magic abilities during their visit to The Graham Norton Show (or lack thereof). The attractive actor proceeded to execute his finest card trick for the audience after soliciting the aid of another guest, will.i.am. After failing to identify the rapper’s card four times in a row over five minutes, he pulls off a dramatic twist at the end and gets it right, revealing that the entire “I don’t know what I’m doing” thing was a ruse. What’s more, the finest part of it all? At the conclusion, Jennifer’s response to the Chris Pratt Magic Trick.
Of course, uncomplicated card tricks are excellent for beginners since they typically don’t need any card sleights or card manipulation so that you can learn them without any prior magic knowledge – you need just a deck of cards and some practice time.
About The Trick on The Show
Pratt attempted to revive some of his old skills when appearing on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night. Pratt attempted a card trick with William as his willing participant. Before beginning, he informed the crowd that the technique works 50% of the time. Pratt ultimately delivers the proper card after a long sequence of progressively bizarre moves in which it looks he has no idea what he’s doing.
We’re not sure if that was all part of the enchantment or not… Every magic trick, as magic lovers would know, has three components. The Pledge, the Turn & the Prestige are the three elements that make up the trick.
How the Trick is Seen By the Audience
- Pratt divided the deck into three piles after selecting the observer.
- Pratt then instructed William to flip the top two cards from the center pile and place one on each remaining heaps face up.
- William’s card was then the top card on the middle pile. He displayed it to the crowd, but Pratt was unaware of it. William shuffled the pile after returning the card to the center.
- Pratt used his Pratt magic. Pratt grabbed two face-up cards (both fours) from the other heaps and placed one on top of the center pile and the other on the bottom.
- He gives the trick the name ‘Two fours’ because two of the cards are fours.
- Then he requested William to shuffle the deck four times, putting the middle pile in the center of the other two heaps.
- William may have messed up the trick on his fourth shuffle by moving the cards towards the center, but Pratt persists.
- Pratt looks for the card. He gives himself four chances based on the name he just made up.
- Each time he makes a mistake, he discards that card and replaces it with a card from the back of the deck.
- Before Pratt’s fourth attempt, William identifies his card, which he refers to as the “A of hearts” for some reason.
- Pratt, who appears to be defeated, fist bumps William and does more Pratt magic.
- Then he discovers the ace of hearts!
Explanation of How the Trick is Performed by Chris Pratt
The Glide was the trick utilized. An earlier and less popular trick replaces the Double Lift. It’s similar to a Double Lift from the deck’s bottom.
All he needed to do for the first operation was have a spectator pick a card and then control it. But this is what it appears he did. You’ll notice that he starts by going through the deck, demonstrating that the cards have been shuffled. I believe he examines the third card from the top.
Then he does a few bogus shuffles while keeping the top stock of the deck. As a result, the third card remains the third card.
He then instructs the observer to divide the deck into three piles, with the top pile in the middle.
He then tells the spectator to turn over the top card from the top pile, followed by the second card from the top pile. Finally, the spectator selects a card from the deck. On the other hand, Chris has known this card since he first saw it in the deck.
As a result, he might have the spectator shuffle the deck and place the card back whatever he wishes. He then walks through the deck, placing the chosen card, which he recognizes, fourth from the bottom.
The glide is used in the following section, and it’s very much the same method taught at Scam School. I’ve included a video lesson below. In essence, you display the bottom card, but when the deck is turned face down, you glide and deal with the second card from the bottom instead.
Chris does not execute the glide the first time he presents the bottom card, but he makes a similar action to condition the audience. He then places the next card on the bottom and burns it. He then proceeds to reveal another erroneous bottom card. However, the spectator’s selected card is now second from the bottom. Now it’s time to put the gliding maneuver into practice.
Chris now does the gliding move for real, dealing with the chosen card, the second card from the bottom. Chris Pratt then “burns” the bottom card, ensuring that it does not appear when he exposes the bottom of the deck again, even though it is still present. At the same time, the chosen card has been placed on the table, and everyone believes it is the card he first displayed, which was incorrect.
He then repeats the process, but this time without the gliding move, to obtain two additional cards. He then takes up the four-card package, displays the bottom card, which is wrong and does the gliding motion. This is the selected card, the second to bottom card dealt with the table. He then presents the new bottom card after taking it and placing it on top of the pile. As usual, he deals this card to the table. Then Chris rapidly displays the final two cards, the identical card (the three clubs) displayed as the opening card and intended to go to the table.
So it appears that he has gone through the packet and found the spectator’s chosen card, which is on the bottom. He next does the traditional slap card trick, in which he places the packet between the fingers of the spectator’s fist and slaps the cards out, leaving the bottom card. Because it was on the bottom due to the previous technique, this becomes the spectator’s selected card.