Chris Pratt: ‘I Just Like To Gain And Lose Weight’

There should be little, if any, doubt remaining as to whether box-office sensation Chris Pratt is a bona fide Hollywood star. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Pratt’s latest film, Jurassic World, took in $511.8 million worldwide during its first weekend, making it the highest-grossing box-office opening of all-time.


Naturally, the Hollywood star must remain in top shape not only to attract an audience, but to keep up with the physicality of working on such large-scale, action-packed type films. It’s even rumored that Pratt is in the running to take over for Harrison Ford as the next Indiana Jones.

From playing chubby goofball Andy Dwyer on Parks & Recreation —


to the svelte Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy —


— Pratt describes how he maintained his physique before filming began on the fourth installment in the Jurassic series, per Business Insider.

“It’s something that I think I can maintain because I don’t spend four hours in the gym each day. I do maybe one hour in the gym maybe four days a week, and that’s it. I just like to gain weight and lose weight. It’s a roller-coaster. I just want to do this. I want to touch God.”

For Guardians, Chris was a little more descriptive. His training included boxing, swimming, running, and P90X.

“Three or four hours a day of just consistent, ass-kicking hard work. I actually lost weight by eating more food, but eating the right food, eating healthy foods, and so when I was done with the movie my body hadn’t been in starvation mode. It wasn’t like I was triggered to just gorge myself and get really fat again.”

Pratt seems to be one of the true good guys in Hollywood. His humility is second to none, and he’s not afraid to be his own man and stray from the herd. Rather, Chris has been very vocal regarding his conservative Christian roots, which by any measure is a major no-no in ultra-liberal Hollywood. He’s just a gun-toting, America-loving, wholesome kid from Minnesota who worked hard, and earned all the success he’s achieved in Tinseltown.

Here’s Chris teaching his son the Pledge of Allegiance this past Memorial Day.

For you dino-buffs out there, don’t fear. Pratt has already signed on for the sequel to Jurassic World.

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