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Pratt recalls ‘pet fat guy’ past

Published 19/05/2015

Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt has spoken about how people treated him when he was overweight a few years back.

The 35-year-old actor shed 60lbs of weight in six months as part of his preparation for portraying superhero Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy, a Marvel film that reached theatres last summer.

Chris is married to comedic actress Anna Faris and although she used to prepare delicious meals for him in the past, he has confirmed his days of calorific home-cooked repasts are long gone.

"I was like a great pet fat guy," he told America’s GQ magazine. "I think Anna is hedging her bets that one day I'll be fat again, and she'll say, 'Remember, honey, I always told you I preferred you this way.' "

Chris was overweight while playing his iconic character Andy Dwyer on a few seasons of hit comedy TV show Parks and Recreation.

And he recalls peers in Hollywood being incredibly rude to him due to his corpulent frame.

"I've had those moments where I was like the guy holding the purse at events and people just looked right through me," Chris told the publication of his days as an overweight star.

"And, you know, actors come up and just blatantly hit on my wife in front of me and don't even look at me.”

Chris previously revealed to Men’s Fitness magazine he shed the pounds through sheer commitment and dedication to a new health regimen.

The Jurassic World star did not take any shortcuts to attain his current svelte physique.

"Three or four hours a day of just consistent, a**-kicking hard work,” he shared of how his excess girth was shed.

Chris also enlisted the aid of a personal trainer and nutritionist to get in shape.

And in hindsight the thespian is happy he didn’t take on a trendy fad diet because the health regimen he undertook is sustainable.

"I actually lost weight by eating more food, but eating the right food, eating healthy foods, and so when I was done with the movie my body hadn't been in starvation mode," Chris told People magazine. "It wasn't like I was triggered to just gorge myself and get really fat again."

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