Chris Pratt: My Weight Gain Made Me “Depressed” And “Impotent”
Chris Pratt says he was “emotionally depressed” and even “impotent” after he kept gaining and losing weight for different movie and TV roles. The actor, who slimmed down for his new movie Jurassic World, opened up about his newfound determination to stay fit in a new interview.
“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 [on “Parks and Recreation”],” says Pratt in an interview with Men’s Health UK. “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.'”
Pratt confesses his unhealthy lifestyle caused him to become “impotent, fatigued [and] emotionally depressed.” He says, “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.”
The actor reveals that it was after watching an episode of “Parks and Recreation,” when he weighed 300 pounds, that he finally decided to start exercising and lose weight. “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,'” recalls Pratt, adding, “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.”