He looked more like this:
Pratt's screen test was so good, though, that director James Gunn didn't really care about his physique.
"I thought, Well, hell, he's overweight, but if that means we have the world's first overweight superhero, I'm okay with it," Gunn told GQ.
And Gunn's thoughts on the subject matched up pretty well with Pratt's. "You can make a talking raccoon that looks real," Pratt said. "Why can't I just be fat?"
In the end, the world got a hot Star-Lord, so I think everything turned out all right.