Belfast Telegraph

Monday 15 September 2014

Pratt 'too fat' to guard the Galaxy

Chris Pratt had to get in shape for Guardians Of The Galaxy

Chris Pratt has confessed he feared he was too fat to bag the lead role of a superhero in Guardians Of The Galaxy.

The Parks And Recreation actor shows off an incredibly buff bod as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, in the new Marvel comic book movie. But according to The Daily Mirror, the 35-year-old actor admitted at the London press conference for the film he had to work very hard to get in shape.

Chris revealed of his audition: "I just didn't look the part. I wasn't walking around in the right vehicle yet.

"So I knew if I could convince them to take a chance on me and give me enough time, I could make the change required to look like the part."

But the actor managed to win the role on talent alone, and then honed his physique before filming began.

He said: "I think that if I could be believed physically as the character, [the role] would be mine.

"James [Gunn, the director] and I gelled in a nice way, it seemed almost immediately like my spirit was right for this character."

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