CHRIS PRATT has learned to live with questions about his physique in interviews, because he accepts part of his job is to look good.
The once-overweight Guardians of the Galaxy hunk is often asked about his fitness regimen and how he stays so toned, but he doesn’t feel objectified.
“I can understand how people can be annoyed by that but I feel that at least a third of my job is just being a prop,” he tells U.S. chat show host Ellen DeGeneres. “I’m a puppet… (and) if that gets me really fun fishing trips and a cool car I’ll do it.”
But his Jurassic World co-star Bryce Dallas Howard isn’t quite so forgiving, and admits she gets upset during junkets and press conferences when the media grills her castmate about his muscles.
“As a woman, when you’re doing interviews and you’re doing an action film, you kind of steal yourself for all the really annoying questions, like, ‘What was your diet?’ and, ‘What was your fitness routine…?’ and when I’m doing an interview with Chris, he just basically gets harassed about that stuff,” she explains.
“At the beginning I was like, ‘This is really refreshing…’ but by the fifth or sixth time (press interview) I was like, ‘His body is not a commodity! He’s a human being with thoughts and ideas and dreams and goals, don’t just talk about his abs’.”
Pratt and Howard reteamed for the sequel to the 2015 dinosaur movie, which is scheduled to hit cinemas next summer (Jun18).
The actress admits she loves taking part in interviews with Pratt because he’s “the most entertaining man I’ve ever met”.