Chris Pratt Says He Was ‘Impotent And Depressed’ When Overweight at 300 Pounds
He played lovable Andy Dwyer in the hit show Parks and Recreation, which required him to pile on the pounds and keep the weight on for season after season.
Pratt revealed he saw it as a challenge to bulk up for Parks, explaining: “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].”
The 35-year-old hunk is married to Mom actress Anna Faris with whom he has two-year old son,Jack.
Chris expressed, “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.”
“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”, Chris explained in an interview with Men’s Health Magazine.
“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,” he explained.
Pratt’s newest film, Jurassic World, opens on June 12.