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Chris Pratt: I’ll never get fat again

Hollywood star Chris Pratt is glad he no longer feels like the “fat friend” who is only there to make people laugh.

Actor Chris Pratt has no intention of ever being known as the “fat guy” again, after getting himself in shape.

The Hollywood star has attracted a great deal of attention following his physical transformation for his role as astronaut Peter Quill in 2014 movie Guardians of the Galaxy. Since Chris managed to lose weight and buff up, he is determined not to relax his gym schedule or diet regime.

“I’ve had to work very hard for the last year and a half,” he told Britain’s Heat magazine. “And I have no intention of ever letting myself slide again. I never want to go back to being the fat guy.”

The 36-year-old hunk, who is married to actress Anna Faris, admits past roles didn’t help his motivation to shape up. Chris played likeable Andy Dwyer in the popular TV show Parks and Recreation, and while he loved the part, it didn’t do much for his waistline.

“I had to change my whole way of thinking,” he replied when asked if it was difficult to get in shape. “I had gotten into a frame of mind on Parks and Recreation, where I saw my character as someone who would just let himself go and party. I had become used to the idea of making a living as an actor by playing the fat friend who just makes you laugh.”

To hone his physique for the starring role in Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris quit drinking beer and hit the gym. He reluctantly posted a shirtless photo of his toned trunk on Instagram six months after embarking on the eating and exercise plan in 2013.

"Six months no beer," he captioned the photo, "#GOTG Kinda d*****y to post this but my brother made me."

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