Chris Pratt shows off his muscular frame on the cover of Men’s Health UK‘s July 2015 issue,
on newsstands now.
Here is what the 35-year-old Jurassic World actor had to share with the mag about his weight gain and getting back into shape:
On realizing he needs to lose weight: “I’d gone back and forth, lost weight for Moneyball, got fat again, then trimmed down for Zero Dark Thirty, then gained it all back again for Andy. That’s when I saw Zero Dark Thirty and right after walking out I was like: ‘I’m going to get in shape and I’m never going to be fat again.’”
On the downside of being fat: “I was impotent, fatigued, emotionally depressed. I had real health issues that were affecting me in a major way. It’s bad for your heart, your skin, your system, your spirit.”
On gaining weight for Parks and Recreation: “I said to the creators that I wanted to get fatter for the role. They loved it. I announced it to the whole cast, and then it became a bit of a game: how fat can I get and how fast can I get that fat. I would eat three or four cheeseburgers at every table read [of a script]… I saw myself in an episode and in the matter of two moments very close together, I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m getting fat.’ And then almost immediately I did something else and I thought, ‘Holy crap, I’ve never seen myself funnier.’ And I put the two together.”
For more from Chris, visit MensHealth.co.uk and get a physical or digital issue for the full interview!