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Chris Pratt jokes he misses 'Fat Pratt'

‘He’s coming back,’ he warns

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On Monday night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Chris Pratt and the show’s host reminisced fondly about the actor’s plumper days. 

“I know you’re a big action star now and you’ve talked about getting in shape, but I kind of miss ‘Fat Pratt’,” said Colbert. “Do you miss him at all?”

The Jurassic World actor famously lost 60 pounds to play the role of Peter Quill in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, crediting cutting beer out of his diet for the transformation. The instense workout regime of running, swimming, boxing and kickboxing might’ve had something to do with it too, though. 

But according to the 37-year-old, his rounder shape might not be gone for good. “Yes, I do and my wife [actress Anna Faris] does too!” he responded to Colbert’s question of whether he missed his former physique. “She likes to cook and I don’t get to eat as much of her cooking as I used to. Yeah, I miss him.” 

When playing the lovable, chubby Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec., Pratt weighed in at 300 pounds. “I was impotent, fatigued, emotionally depressed,” he told Men’s Fitness U.K. back in 2015. “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.”

Despite being pleased with his size now, Pratt joked that “Fat Pratt” might make a comeback. “He’s not gone forever… he’s just on vacation for a couple of years, but he’s coming back.”

Pratt stars alongside Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke in The Magnificent Seven which hits theaters Sept. 23, and with Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers due out Dec. 21.

Watch the interview below. 

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