With the entire buzz surrounded the surprising box-office records of “Jurassic World”, many people and fans, are starting to consider that part of this success is linked to its lead actor, Chris Pratt.
But it wasn’t always like this for Pratt, who wasn’t always the amazing moneymaker star that he is nowadays.
In 2014, the handsome actor was weighing 300 pounds and had to shred all the extra weight and got buff for his once-in-a-life opportunity to be the lead actor in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the film that later will shoot Pratt’s career to the space.
“A huge part of how my career has shifted is based on the way that I look, on the way that I’ve shaped my body to look,” Pratt recently said during an interview with BBC Radio 4’s “Front Row.” “It’s nice to know that there’s something I can do, that I can manipulate the way I look — that’s a good thing for an actor to be able to do.”
Though the 35-years-old actor joked about feeling “totally objectified,” he says, “I think it’s OK, I don’t feel appalled by it.” He takes seriously the issue of double standards between women and men in the Hollywood business.
“I think it’s appalling that for a long time only women were objectified, but I think if we really want to advocate for equality, it’s important to even things out. Not objectify women less, but objectify men just as often as we objectify women,” Pratt says. “There are a lot of women who got careers out of it, and I’m using it to my advantage. And at the end of the day, our bodies are objects.”
“We’re just big bags of flesh and blood and meat and organs that God gives us to drive around,” he continues.
Pratt explained how his overweight problem left him feeling “impotent, fatigued, emotionally depressed,” during an interview with Men’s Health UK.
“I had real health issues that were affecting me in a major way,” he said. “It’s bad for your heart, your skin, your system, your spirit.”
Later he opened up about this issue again with “Access Hollywood,” saying, “I’m not sure I knew what ‘impotent’ meant when I said it. I had a lower sex drive, to be honest with you. Everything about my spirit was dull. I didn’t feel great, and I think people will relate to that.”
During an interview with Men’s Fitness, Pratt explained how he had to endure an intense diet and exercise routine, to get in shape to become the face of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World,” a plan that includes “three or four hours a day of just consistent, ass-kicking hard work.
How Chris Pratt Got In Shape For “Jurassic World”
Chris Pratt’s talent is followed with his universal appeal, and his six-days workout routine with his trainer shows amazing results in “Jurassic World.”
Though his look in “Guardians of the Galaxy” was pretty intense, Pratt had to reduce his buff look to be part of “Jurassic World.”
But before starting the shooting of the Jurassic sequel, the movie star had to lose 60 pounds in only six months to be the lead actor in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
During 2014, the 35-years-old actor published a picture in his Instagram account, showing to the world his surprising weight loss and new awesome six-pack. But, what he had to do to achieve this? “Six months no beer. #GOTG Kinda douchey to post this but my brother made me,” Pratt posted alongside with the photo.
In fact, his routine to lose all those pounds was really tough.
“Three or four hours a day of just consistent, ass-kicking hard work,” he said during an interview with Men’s Fitness.
The movie star workouts included swimming, running, P90X, kickboxing, and boxing, and he even succeed in completing an entire triathlon.
Pratt had next to him a personal trainer and a nutritionist, and had to increase his caloric consumption to 4,000 calories per day and a lot of water. “I was peeing all day long, every day,” Pratt said during the interview. “That part was a nightmare.”
Though the program was pretty tough, the actor was happy to know that he could still eat.
“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,” Pratt said during a conversation with People magazine. “It wasn’t like I was triggered to just gorge myself and get really fat again.”
Nowadays, Pratt explains: “It’s something that I think I can maintain because I don’t spend four hours in the gym each day. I do maybe one hour in the gym maybe four days a week, and that’s it.”
The actor joked to Vulture about his surprising weight loss and gain for his different roles: “I just like to gain weight and lose weight. It’s a roller-coaster. I just want to do this. I want to touch God.”
Before buffing up, the movie star was recognized as the bumbling Andy on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”
“The first 20 pounds was sympathy weight because my wife was pregnant,” Pratt told SheKnows. “I was gaining weight as she was gaining weight … The other 35 pounds I did just by declaring that I was going to do it. And then my rule of thumb became: ‘If it’s there, eat it.’ And then I would order two entrees at every meal. I would always have dessert, and I would drink the darkest beer on the menu.”
During 2012, Pratt got to get in a great shape for his role in the highly awarded movie “Zero Dark Thirty.” In which he was a Navy SEAL, the actor told People he “was doing 500 push-ups a day, working out at the gym, running five miles a day, but with no food, and I tore my body apart … I felt terrible afterwards, had to get shoulder surgery, and I wore myself down doing that because I didn’t have the proper coaching.”
Months later during the film’s premiere, the movie star told E! Online: “I was about 50 pounds or 40 pounds lighter than I am now. I worked out really hard and I cut out everything bad for me for a long time and I just focused on trying to become a believable Navy SEAL.”
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