Jurassic World star Chris Pratt is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of GQ magazine and as you can see in the gallery presented here, he looks fit in the accompanying photospread. In his cover story interview, Chris opens up about the time before he became a bona fide movie star with his work in Guardians of the Galaxy … back when he was everyone’s “pet fat guy“. After you click through the gallery and get a good look at Pratt‘s GQ photos, check below excerpts from his very frank and honest interview. Before he got buff  Chris says that he was treated pretty badly by some folks in Hollywood … which is something he has not forgotten now that he’s a star.

“I’ve had those moments where I was like the guy holding the purse at events and people just looked right through me,” Chris Pratt tells GQ’s Chris Heath of the time before he was a household name. “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 Guardians of the Galaxy.”
For the second straight summer, Pratt has a giant movie riding on his shoulders (Jurassic World)—and it looks like he will for many summers to come, which is part of the reason, he says, for his body transformation. “I think outwardly I was having more fun,” Pratt says of his former heavy set days. “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 [Pratt’s wife] doesn’t get to cook for me the way she used to. I was like a great pet fat guy.” Though Pratt says he thinks Faris is playing the long game, “I think Anna 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.’” Pratt admits he also had to adjust his acting style to being a leading man, which was not an easy transition for him. “I thought I was bad, I thought I was doing bad acting,” Pratt says of particular moments on the set of Guardians. Director James Gunn, Pratt explains, had little patience for such insecurities; “He’d be ‘It’s not your fucking movie, dude, it’s mine! Trust me and shut the fuck up and do what the fuck I tell you…’” But, Gunn sticks to the notion that he saw something early on in Pratt. “I said before we ever started shooting Guardians that Chris Pratt’s the biggest movie star in the world, it’s just that people don’t know it yet.” Pratt and Parks & Rec pal Nick Offerman send each other photos of their poop. “Not like every poop, but if it’s special enough,” Pratt explains. “I sent him a picture of a giant turd on his birthday and I said, ‘You guys have the same birthday.’ … If it’s shaped like a letter—that qualifies. Like, one time I had one that was three pieces that landed in the shape of an N—I was like, ‘Gotta send that to Nick—it’s his first initial!’ If it’s extra…the size. You know, some poops are unremarkable, and some you take pictures of and send them to Nick Offerman.” GQ received a thoughtful response from Offerman regarding this pastime, printed in full in the story. Elsewhere Pratt talks about some of his most recent acting tricks (he finds them using google), and what’s next for he and Faris; “…whether we have kids or potentially have a surrogate or adopt kids. He [son Jack] 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.”