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.