Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Chris Pratt: My wife likes me chubby

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt toned up to land better roles in Hollywood but says his wife Anna Faris doesn't mind it when he weighs a bit more.

The American actor has slimmed down in the past few years since realising that a toned torso would land him more leading man roles. Prior to this light bulb moment, Chris had been content with playing chubby characters especially as his waistline didn't bother Anna.

"I think I was a little naive when I first started acting, maybe ten years ago, and didn't quite realise the impact the way you look has on the people who are making casting decisions. I thought for a while I was going to find a career playing the fat friend, and that was totally fine - it keeps you from waiting tables," Chris revealed to UK Glamour magazine.

"But doing Zero Dark Thirty opened my eyes to the idea that I could be taken more seriously as a leading man character and so I thought I'd try that. But who knows, maybe this will be the last movie I'll be in shape for and then I'll get fat again. My wife would appreciate it. She likes me fat."

Chris, 35, is gearing up for the release of big-budget sci-fi action movie Guardians of the Galaxy, which hits cinema screens in August.

For his role as Peter Quill / Star-Lord Chris toned up even more. He recently posted an Instagram snap of his lean body after shedding 35kg and gaining a six pack.

"It's been a complete lifestyle change for about a year and a half now. I don't drink alcohol like I used to, only eat very clean, healthy foods, and I spend at least an hour every day working out, a massive change in diet and physical activity," he explained.

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