Chris Pratt Bought Anna Faris A Gun To Blow An Intruder’s “F**king Brains Out”

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Chris Pratt Esquire September 2014

By Michael Lewittes

Chris Pratt Esquire September 2014


Chris Pratt reveals he has a huge collection of 30 to 40 guns, and has even purchased a firearm for his wife Anna Faris.

Pratt tells the September issue of Esquire he bought Faris a gun in the event someone breaks into their home while he’s away, and it necessitates her “blowing their f**king brains out.”

Despite his arsenal, the actor admits he never envisioned himself playing an action hero in this summer’s biggest blockbuster. “When Guardians of the Galaxy was pitched to me, I said, ‘I don’t think so,'” says Pratt. ” I just didn’t picture myself getting the role. I didn’t want to go and embarrass myself like I did when I auditioned for G.I. Joe a couple of years previously.”

He recalls of that humiliating audition, “I went in there, and halfway through I saw the director’s eyes just glaze over. It made sense — I was a little heavy and out of shape. I was not gonna play someone from G.I. Joe. I did not look like a G.I. Joe action figure come to life.”

The star says his weight actually started to become a problem when he was filming. “It’s a thing when it becomes three peoples’ job to mop sweat off of you,” jokes Pratt. “The hair person, the makeup person, an assistant. When their primary job becomes stopping you from sweating.” He notes, “I sweat less now that I’m in better shape. When I was fat, it could be ice cold in a room and I would sweat.”

Pratt now works out five times a week, eats protein, and eschews fried food and carbs to maintain his buff superhero body. “I like clothes now,” he says of his physical transformation. “I have more energy. I sleep better. My sex drive is up. Blood’s flowing. I’m less susceptible to impulse. I’m in a different mode.”

His new workout regimen even makes him feel like a real-life action hero. “When you get in shape,” he says, “the world around you becomes things you wanna jump on and climb up.”

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