Anna Faris has a hubby who lost a ton of weight and got hunky. Chris Pratt was just a chubby, funny guy for years on Parks and Rec. Then came Guardians of the Galaxy. Fans were stunned at the change that had come over Chris Pratt.
But the star says that he thinks wife Anna Faris may have actually liked him better chubby. When asked by GQ if he talked to Anna Faris about his desire to lose weight, he replied:
“Yeah. But she was so okay with it. Probably in many ways preferred me that way.”
Why would Anna Faris prefer him fat and funny?
“I think I was outwardly having more fun. I was more fun to be around, probably. That image that I was casting, to convince people that I was okay, was a really fun person to hang around. Now I have less fun. I focus more. She doesn’t get to cook for me the way she used to. I was like a great pet fat guy.”
So does that mean that Anna Faris doesn’t like Chris Pratt as much now that he’s lost the weight?
“No, she understands and she just supports me regardless. I think that part of her is hedging her bets that one day I’ll be fat again, and she’ll say, ‘Remember, honey, I always told you I preferred you this way.’ She’s probably just playing the long game.”
I ask Pratt whether it’s weird in a marriage like this how the fame balance keeps readjusting itself.
Pratt says that he was the less-successful member of the pair for so long that he was treated with disrespect by other men.
“I’ve had those moments,” he says, “where I was like the guy holding the purse at events and people just looked right through me. And, you know, actors come up and just blatantly hit on my wife in front of me and don’t even look at me. I’m like, ‘What the fuck, dude?’ I can think of exactly who they are, too, and I hope they fucking audition for [the sequel to] Guardians of the Galaxy.”
He also says that he and Anna Faris both have to deal with fair-weather friends who were not around when they were struggling.
“Also, producers and studio people now who will come up to me and treat me the same way that they were treating Anna. They’re like, ‘I always knew…’ I’m like, ‘Is that right? That’s interesting, because you fucking stared right through me the last time….’ ”
He then drops the bomb that he and Anna Faris would like to have more kids.
“I had siblings, so did Anna—we both dream of it. Jack should have the gift of a little person to push around, whether we have kids or potentially have a surrogate or adopt kids. He was premature, and Anna’s 38, so the idea of going through that again—that was tough, and I think, like, that’s something to truly consider.”