Chris Pratt is the hottest actor in Hollywood this summer — and even he says that has to do with looks, not just talent.
The “Jurassic World” actor told Radio 4’s Front Row (via Yahoo Movies) that having a muscled physique does aid the success of male actors, and that getting in shape has helped his star to rise.
“A huge part of how my career has shifted is based on the way that I look, on the way that I’ve shaped my body to look,” he said.
Pratt also addressed the need to even the playing field in the male-driven Hollywood industry. “I think it’s appalling that for a long time only women were objectified, but I think if we really want to advocate for equality, it’s important to even things out,” the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor said, suggesting that we should, “not objectify women less, but objectify men just as often as we objectify women.”
“There are a lot of women who got careers out of [their bodies], and I’m using it to my advantage,” said Pratt, who recently revealed how he weighed 300 pounds two years ago. “And at the end of the day, our bodies are objects … We’re just big bags of flesh and blood and meat and organs that God gives us to drive around.”
As for his ability to muscle up when a role requires it, Pratt said: “It’s nice to know that there’s something I can do, that I can manipulate the way I look — that’s a good thing for an actor to be able to do.”
Pratt is currently putting his new body to good use as he promotes his movie, “Jurassic World.”