Chris Pratt, best known for his role as Andy Dwyer on the underappreciated “Parks & Recreation,” has also gained a reputation for shedding pounds, bulking up and taking shirtless selfies for movie roles like “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Since his last abs-filled Instagram, Pratt must have really warmed up to the idea of more pictures because on the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards, he seemed pretty game to do another right then and there.
“Let’s do one now,” he told MTV News. “Let’s just knock one out quick now. I’ll drop my shirt and pants. You guys take a quick pic.”
Sadly, Pratt didn’t follow through on his offer, but he did share some thoughts about the movie that got him into shape most recently, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The sci-fi adventure will be the first for the superhero house and Pratt’s big debut as a leading man for a summer tentpole movie.
Though filming wrapped up in London last year, Pratt explained how the journey of “Guardians of the Galaxy” is going to really kick off later in 2014.
” ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was absolutely the experience of a lifetime. I have a feeling that it really hasn’t even started yet because we’ve got a big publicity push that’s going to happen, where we’re going to fly around the world and introduce the movie to different people,” he said.
“That’s going to be really exciting and new for me, to do something like that on a grand scale. The movie-making process was unlike anything I had ever experienced before and truly mind-blowing. James Gunn did a great job.”
In “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Pratt plays Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, the half-human half-alien who leads a team of ragtag space warriors, but true to the legacy of Andy Dwyer, the hero has some growing up to do.
“This character is definitely close to my heart. [Star-Lord] is like an adult, a man, but also a kid on the inside, which is fun,” Pratt said. “I didn’t have to stretch too far to play that because I feel like that’s kind of who I am probably.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” opens in theaters on August 1.