Better known as the adorable Andy Dwyer on NBC Parks and recreation, it was the main role in guardians of the galaxy who turned Chris Pratt into a full-fledged superstar. In addition to his transformation from a goofy sidekick into a prominent charismatic man, Pratt underwent a headline-grabbing physical transformation to lead the Space Misfits rag-tag team as Peter Quill.
“For me it was like a perfect fit from the start. I felt like on my very first audition that I passed it, but I was afraid I wouldn’t be physically fit because I was still quite tall. “, Pratt admitted to the Huffington Post. “I mean, I knew he had my mind – I knew my mind was right. And I knew it sounded good, I just didn’t look right.”
And director James Gunn at the time kind of agreed, admitting, “I didn’t even want to see Chris at first. He was overweight at the time, and he looked like a comedy guy, and he. didn’t think he was the right fit for the role. But he walked in, and he was doing his audition, and 20 seconds into his audition, I was like, ‘This is the guy.’ “
Still, Pratt continued to lose 60 pounds in six months, hilariously documenting the trip on Instagram (“Six months without beer. #GOTG A little douchy to post this but my brother made me” was the caption of a shirtless gym photo) and eventually landing endless magazine covers and headlines touting his awesome new body.
“He’s a hilarious and obnoxious guy Parks and recreation, and he’s an incredibly torn guy Dark zero thirty and it’s pretty awesome, “Feige said after the official announcement of the unexpected casting news.” He’s gonna need it in Guardians. It’s a wide range here. “
Pratt was unaware, during the audition process, that the Marvel team were looking down the line, with Feige revealing, “We’ve always chosen what movie we’re shooting, but we also have an eye on the movie. to come up. Casting Chris Pratt, we needed the best Star-Lord, but at the same time we said, ‘We need someone who one day could go along with Robert Downey Jr.’ “(What they did in Infinity war.)
While it was hard to imagine anyone other than Pratt and his effortless charm and swagger playing Peter, Marvel had considered Eddie Redmayne, Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lee pace for the role, with Pace ending up taking on the role of villainous Ronan the Accuser. But the No.1 suitor after Pratt appeared to be a It’s always nice in Philadelphia Star: Glenn howerton.