Chris Pratt: Anna Faris prefers me ‘fat’ instead of ‘Guardians’ ripped

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt lost 60 pounds in 6 months for his upcoming role in Guardians of the Galaxy. This movie will make him a household name, and I think he’s ready for that status. The response to Chris’ new ripped physique has also been overwhelmingly positive. The consensus was that Chris has always been cute, but his new “ripped” status volleys him into the “hot” category. He has gained weight for roles in the past, but Guardians demanded a strict regimen that pushed him into the gym. He seems very proud of his new bod, but he’s not completely attached to it. Chris tells Glamour UK (via Belfast Telegraph) that his wife, Anna Faris, prefers him on the chubby side:

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.

[From Belfast Telegraph]

I can see why Anna would prefer Chris on the softer side. He’s always had fans, but now the female population is completely salivating over him. There’s also (as Chris admits) the lifestyle change that comes with a transformed body. I get it. Gym rats can be a little insufferable with their rituals. It’s not as much fun for a significant other who craves a Friday night binge meal with margaritas … when the other half in the relationship has gone paleo or whatever. Drinks don’t always mix with Saturday morning long runs or weightlifting regimes. I think Chris and Anna will be fine. He’s going to have other roles that will ask him to drop the muscle and gain a few pounds. That’s just part of being an actor.

Here’s are some photos of Chris and Anna in 2012 when he was heavier.

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

And here they are in 2014 on The Lego Movie red carpet.

Chris Pratt

Photos courtesy of WENN

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

45 Responses to “Chris Pratt: Anna Faris prefers me ‘fat’ instead of ‘Guardians’ ripped”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. tifzlan says:

    My boyfriend is in the process of losing weight too and i’m hoping he doesn’t go toooo skinny coz i like him bigger as well but whatever makes him happy, makes me happy!

  2. Ari says:

    I totally thought she was married to someone else! And it was him LOL I love them as a couple

  3. Marianne says:

    Considering that GOTG will probably do well, I bet he’s going to get locked down into a multi-picture deal (like the other Marvel actors), which means, he’s going to have to maintain that look for quite some time.

  4. Grant says:

    I think he looks kind of greasy and sweaty when he’s chubby so I prefer him toned.

  5. Abbott says:

    If Guardians does well, he’ll have to keep the lb’s off. They’re trying hard to make him the bargain bin Channing Tatum.

    • Detritus says:

      Oh no! Listen, while I love Charming Potato, he can’t really act. This guys is hilarious, and can act. I don’t know if he’s budget anyone right now. Maybe Samberg if Samberg could act?

      • Abbott says:

        But Charming Potato is reading outloud so good these days! I think Samberg is straight comedy, which Pratt could very well do, but they’re trying to mold him into an action star as well, a la Budget Potato.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        I think Charming Potato will surprise many with his next movie.

      • Marianne says:

        @spookyspooks : Doubtful.

        People said the same thing about Jonah Hill and his oscar-baity movies….and he still sucked in my opinion.

      • Abbott says:

        Foxcatcher looks fantastic. Plus, Tatum is a better sell during award season than Jonah Hill. Channing is charming and funny while Jonah is a prick.

    • delia says:

      Much of tatums success is based on his public image as a nice guy and good husband. If the rumors stick hes been cheating on his wife, his allure will take big hit. Cause let’s be honest, he’s the weaker link in every cast he’s in for sure.

    • Katie says:

      Actually, I like Chris better than Charming Potato. Potato is adorable and funny, but he’s a one trick spud. Well, Chris might be too but he seems a bit sharper than Tater.

  6. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Ugh. So much yawn.
    He’s like the male version of Jennifer Hudson–every interview all he talks about is his weight. And he doesn’t even have a Weight Watchers endorsement deal or anything.

    • maybeiamcrazy says:

      Yes, his interviews are always the same. In his defense, he can’t choose the questions. The interviewers always ask the exact same questions. Thankfully, I am not a celebrity. I would flip out on one of the interviewers for always asking me the same questions.

  7. SpookySpooks says:

    Me too, Anna, me too. He looked so cudly and adorable when he was chubby. Now he looks like your average uninterresting bland action hero. Like Chris Hemsworth.

  8. GlimmerBunny says:

    I think he’s SO hot! Can’t wait for GOTG and Jurassic World next year (I’ve been a fan of the series since I was a kid.)

  9. Breebree says:

    They are so cute together. And I loved him on Parks & Rec.

  10. lisa2 says:

    He looks better fit.. Those 2012 pics looks very bloated.

    I’m really looking forward to GOTG.. I prefer the funny Hero films to the IMs, Avengers, Thor.. haven’t seen any of them in theater. But this one looks fun.

    Chris has a cute personality. I hope things go well for him. If he does another GOTG just do a sequel. Don’t sign you career away on doing multiple ones.

    • Algernon says:

      He won’t have a choice on that. If he signed a Marvel contract, it was either a six or a nine movie deal. That’s the only choice they get. “Six or nine?”

  11. Mathis says:

    ahhhh but he was so chubby and cute as Andy in Parks and Recreations, like a giant cuddling teddy bear;-)

  12. Gwen says:

    In the picture with the green t-shirt and cap he looks SO much like Mr. Gwen o.O Anyway he seems to be a really nice guy and I hope his stays nice and has much succes with his Marvel adventure.

  13. Talie says:

    I think it’s cute. She fell in love with him for who he was, not what he looked like.

  14. jinni says:

    I guess I’m just picky because it takes way more than a six pack for me to fine a guy hot. That’s why I don’t get why anyone would start salivating over him now just like I wouldn’t get why anyone would be hot for him at his former weight.

    He is about as facially distinct or interesting as drywall. He’s just another boring, interchangeable Chris to be added to the ever growing list of boring, basic looking, generic actors with that name (ex. Evans, Pine) that the powers-that-be keep trying to make the hot new “it” leading man actor. That’s probably why all of my fave actors from this generation are all from other parts of the world. Hollywood needs to do better.

    • Lolo-ology says:

      I’m guessing you never got into Parks and Rec? His personality (which really shines through in the character they wrote for him) is really sweet and cute, like a really adorable dumb puppy. I can’t really do it justice. One of those things ya gotta watch. 🙂

    • Annaloo. says:

      Jinni– I agree! There’s something missing about today’s leading American men. While they are all certainly attractive, I can’t tell one apart from the other, and there is a sameness. I remember the first time I laid eyes on Brad Pitt, for example. The latest group of Hollywood hotties is just that: a group.

    • QQ says:

      If he wasnt so damned funny ( in Parks and Rec and the better part in the 5 Year Engagement) Id be 100% there with you Jinni, Im over the Cookie Cutter Bland Chrisses

    • pwal says:

      I beg to differ. Chris Pratt has been doing some great work. He was good in Moneyball, Her – haven’t seen Parks an Recs, but I’ve been watching Everwood DVDs and even back then, you could see his comedic timing, his vulnerability and obviously, his attractiveness.

      He won’t have the Pine problems as long as he doesn’t opt out of the characteristics that has endeared him to his fans.

    • maybeiamcrazy says:

      I don’t find guys hot just by their looks. As far as looks go, all Chrises are good-looking but bland but I find Pratt and Evans endearing because of their personalities. It adds to their bland good-looks. As for the other Chrises… I couldn’t care less.

  15. GiGi says:

    The greatest thing about him is that he’s funny. He’s hot, too, but for me, funny wins every time. That’s why he’s so much better than just another bland action hero. It’s the funny, people – it’s also basically the only reason I like Channing Tatum. He’s got great comedic timing.

  16. Alexis says:

    While he looks nice when he’s fit, I also think he’s cute when he’s chubby.

  17. Algernon says:

    Maybe Anna Faris prefers her husband in “teddy bear” mode, or maybe she prefers it the way it was when they first got together: she was the It Girl and he was a virtual no-name. Then he became a comedy schlub, which was fine because she was still the “big star” in their relationship, but now she’s on a mediocre-at-best CBS sitcom and he’s poised to become the Next Big Thing. The weight loss, Guardians, Jurassic Park, it’s all part of him stepping into the limelight on his own, not as Mr. Anna Faris. She’s been demonstrably unenthusiastic about his recent career uptick and he’s made some oblique comments about how she thinks superhero movies are lame and she teased him a lot about getting a Marvel gig. Maybe some of that is just their dynamic, but I’ve worked in and around the industry long enough to know that when the power balance shifts in an actor-actor relationship, trouble always follows.

  18. Nicole says:

    She’s got crazy good comic timing and I really like her look. He’s cute/hot but she’s more crush-worthy.

  19. AlmondJoy says:

    I’m with you Anna! I found him soo adorable at his Parks and Rec weight. Honestly though, he’s very attractive at any weight. He’s funny and genuine, and that takes his attractiveness to a higher level.

  20. Sarah says:

    I think he is so funny on Parks and Rec. He really stands out. I don’t understand the whole “budget” thing. Not seeing it.

  21. Siren6 says:

    OK that picture of Anna above, where Chris is pushing the stroller next to her is frightening. She looks like a walking corpse. Hopefully that’s an older picture, and she’s yo-yo’d back to a healthier weight for herself since?

    I really don’t know that Hollywood celebs are the right folks to be looking to for what is right, health-wise and where body weight is concerned. A 60 pound in 6 month drop is really fast, positive or not.

  22. claire says:

    What’s the story of how these two met? I’ve often wondered.

  23. Hautie says:

    Am I the only one that saw Chris and Anna in that movie “Take me home tonight”? They were so funny together in it.

    But his appeal for me… is that he is funny.

  24. Apsutter says:

    I like him when he’s a little messier and playing Andy Bernard. When I saw the trailer for GOTG I thought he looked a little too thin. Also he was soooo good in the Lego movie

    • kri says:

      I have been watching “Parks” from the beginning, and he is a good actor. His transformation took alot of hard work, I’m sure. It’s weird though-I wonder if this was a woman, would there even be a question of if she looked better one way or the other?

    • AlmondJoy says:

      I thought his name was Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec?? But Andy Bernard sounds familiar too.. I think he’s a character on The Office. I may be getting my tv shows mixed up!

  25. Ricci says:

    That is because now he is super hot and all the women will be fawning him even more now lol. Of course she doesn’t like him buff now

  26. melain says:

    Awww. I love that he doesn’t take himself or his work too seriously. He seems like he understands how the Hollywood system works and just accepts it for what it is. I like their vibe.

  27. mytbean says:

    He had a brief history as a stripper so he knows what’s going on with his physical appeal. He really does look amazing.