Weight gain made me feel impotent, says Chris Pratt

The hollywood actor, who has gone back and forth between gaining and losing weight for his characters in three movies and a sitcom, decided to get back in shape and never be fat again.

hollywood Updated: Jun 06, 2015 15:14 IST
Chris Pratt,Chris Pratt as Any Dwyer,Chris Pratt in Parks and Recreation

Hollywood actor Chris Pratt said he was unable to have sex after he gained weight for the character Any Dwyer in the TV sitcom Parks and Recreation.

"I was impotent, fatigued, emotionally depressed. 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," said Pratt, according to femalefirst.co.uk.

The actor, who was nearly 300Ibs (136kg) in 2013, said that he thought his popularity was linked to his appearance.

"I saw myself in an episode and in a matter of two moments very close together, I thought, 'Oh my God, I'm getting fat'. 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," he told Men's Health magazine.

However, the 35-year-old was convinced he needed to shed his excess weight after starring as a Navy SEAL in the 2012 action thriller Zero Dark Thirty.

"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. 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,'" he said.

First Published: Jun 06, 2015 15:00 IST