Chris Pratt On GQ Men Of The Year

Chris Pratt has been named one of GQ’s Men of the Year for the magazine’s December issue. In his feature, the Guardians of the Galaxy star discussed Parks and Recreation, his weight, and how he wants to direct.

Pratt received some pretty big fame this year. He starred in the number one and number three highest-grossing movies of 2014, which were Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie, respectively.

Chris Pratt In Highest-Grossing Films 2014

With the growing fame, the actor admitted that he’s ready to move on from NBC’s Parks and Recreation, which jump-started his career. “I think there’s a collective feeling that people are creatively spent. You kind of run out of ideas,” he described, as the show heads into its last season.

Pratt’s character on Parks and Rec, Andy Dwyer, was chubby for the first five seasons. In fact, Chris Pratt told GQ that the director of Guardians of the Galaxy thought he was too fat to be Star-Lord. James Gunn didn’t even want to see him for the audition, but Pratt was impressive enough for Gunn to consider featuring the world’s first overweight superhero.

Pratt originally didn’t want to lose the weight for the role. “You can make a talking raccoon that looks real. Why can’t I just be fat?”

However, now that he’s lost the weight, he doesn’t want to go back.

Even though Pratt has Jurassic Park and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 to look forward to, his dream is to work behind the camera.

He said, “I’m always biting my tongue. When I’m on set, I kind of wish I could just tell everybody what to do. If I could tell everybody what to do, it would be great, and it would be done faster. And so that’s what I’m working toward. I want control. I want control over something.”

Before he gets to directing, Pratt admitted he has to get better at writing, which he’s working on.

Besides Chris Pratt, the others featured on GQ’s Men of the Year include Dave Chappelle, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Steve Carrell, and Michael Sam.