Chris Pratt Never Felt "Douchier" Than the Day After Instagramming His Ripped Abs to the Internet
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Chris Pratt Never Felt "Douchier" Than the Day After Instagramming His Ripped Abs to the Internet

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | July 24, 2013 | Comments ()

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I think it is fantastic that Chris Pratt — the once lovable tubby man-child of “Parks and Recreation” (and our hearts) — dropped a lot of weight and got totally ripped for his new Marvel role as the lead in Guardians of the Galaxy. (Selfishly, I hope he doesn’t keep it off, because a brother’s got a represent!). He looked good in that Instagram, but I can totally see how anyone who has been bro’s with the guy for the last decade might have seen that picture and laughed their fool-ass off, which is apparently exactly what happened, as Pratt admitted in a red-carpet interview at Comic-Con.

That was something else. I’ve never really felt any douchier than the day after I sent that photo out and I had all my friends tearing me apart on that one,” he says. “But yeah, I guess I was. For the most part, it was pretty positive. I haven’t always been fat, but I’ve been fat for the last eight years or something, which is really fun and really great. I love eating food and drinking beer and having fun with my life. I was also kind of depressed a little bit when I was fat and there’s probably people out there who can agree and understand what that feels like.”

Can you imagine what Nick Offerman might have said after seeing that photo? “Put your damn shirt back on, son. Have some respect. Eat a burger. You look like one of those bodice-ripping romance novel dandies.”

Pratt is also clearly still getting comfortable with interviews in which he’s the center of attention, although he is bumbling and sweet as he offers the greatest weight loss tip.

You could do it in six months and all you have to do is just book a Marvel movie and have a deadline that’s like, ‘If you don’t [lose weight] then you might get fired,’ and then it’s easy.”

Dude is definitely making an early case for the 2014 Pajiba 10.


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  • Eve

    In my opinion, giving his wife's 20-year-old cat away on Twitter, then snapping at the people who criticized him for that was a waaaaaay douchier. Can't stand him.

  • DeltaJuliet

    The abs are pretty great but is it wrong that I like chubby Chris better? Shouldn't I be worrying about his health or something?

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Oh, is that all it takes to get ripped? I'm going to book a Marvel movie, then. Easy-peasy, I'm sure. How many Marvel characters are there who shave their heads and aren't Nick Fury?

  • Mrcreosote

    Look people, if my torso looked like that I'd be passing out posters. I'd be going to work in mesh dress shirts with blinking lights. I'd have a picture of my abs silkscreened on my t-shirts. I'd hire people to start small fires around me so I'd have to strip off my shirt to put them out. Then I'd hire other people to spill liquids around me so I'd have to remove my shirt to mop them up. I would go to Mardi Gras and just hang around Bourbon Street collecting beads. The good kind, not those crap beads that smell like motor oil. I'd organize wet T shirt contests just so I could enter them. I'd become a Hulk Hogan impersonator just to get a deal on tear-away shirts. Hell, I'd become a Hulk impersonator even if it involved an all over green body tattoo. I'd hire myself out as an art model-even for business schools or New England Tractor Trailer Training School (Are you sure you don't have an art elective here?). I'd try to get hired as an extra for a water park ad.
    What I'm saying is you are all lucky I lack any vestige of self control and have a thing for pastries and beer.

  • Would you let Leo draw you like one of his French girls?

  • MichaelAndTheArgonauts

    Sounds like my Saturday night. Zing!

    ...sorry, that was lazy.

  • profession: none, or starlet

    I'm starting to have trouble distinguishing between Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, and Chris Evans.

  • lillie

    I hear ya. I have trouble with those three as well. It's the same with Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman. It was even more confusing when two of the Chris's were in a movie together (something with Anna Faris)

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Star Trek, multiple things, Captain America.

    Or, more specifically, Pine has clear precursors of old-Shatner complexion and most consistently smolders when photographed; Pratt is goofy and probably the most regularly scruffy (Pine does stubble, but not in the scruff zone); Evans is the one with the jaw and, of the three, the one you'd expect Hitler to pick for a master race breeding program (at least while blond).

  • profession: none, or starlet

    Right now I'm pretty good on 'Chris Evans is the one with the ass'.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Sorry, I thought that was a given.

  • Slash

    Aw, he's so cute. And his wife is cute. Their kid must be weapons-grade cute.

  • Agh. He's adorable like a big, hot, huggable bear. I really hope his career takes off, he's such a hilarious dude.

  • Scottieboy

    He's adorable of course... but he was way hotter when he was fat. WAY WAY hotter.

  • Wigamer

    I concur.

  • FrayedMachine

    JFC Can Pratt get any more charming and adorable? I still remember him from Everwood even though I really was not a fan at all of his character but ddaammnn has he come a long way. I just want to keep him around everywhere I go just in case I want to look at something cute and adorable and very bone worthy.

  • BRIGHT ABBOT FOREVER. Those cheekbones can kill! That series had some questionable choices in general, but Chris Pratt as Bright is always pretty great.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I totally loved Bright, or at least loved him once it became pretty clear they were just writing him as "Chris Pratt plays himself, but occasionally we'll make him be a dick for consistency or something."

  • Naye

    If you assholes wont make my Charlie Hunnam an action star please please please make Chris Pratt one. That is all.

  • Paradoxically, that he felt like a douche makes him even more not-a-douche. And even hotter.

    I mean, he had my vote for the Pajiba 10, but noooooooo, I guess he wasn't good enough.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    He is painfully adorable.

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    Oh, is that all it takes to get
    ripped? I'm going to book a Marvel movie, then. Easy-peasy, I'm sure.
    How many Marvel characters are there who shave their heads and aren't
    Nick Fury?

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