Chris Pratt's Guardians of the Galaxy body concerns

'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt was concerned his modest physique would hamper him from landing the role of Sky Lord in the motion picture

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Chris Pratt worried his modest physique might have stopped him from securing a role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

The 35-year-old star admitted he was confident his acting talents were suitable to the role of Peter Quill, aka Sky Lord, but feared that his unremarkable build may stop him from getting the part.

Speaking at a press conference in London to promote the film, he said: "I think that if I could be believed physically as the character, [the role] would be mine. James [Gunn, the director] and I gelled in a nice way, it seemed almost immediately like my spirit was right for this character."

Pratt underwent a gruelling fitness regime to get himself in shape for the role and now looks every inch a superhero.

He added: I just didn't look the part. I wasn't walking around in the right vehicle yet.

"So I knew if I could convince them to take a chance on me and give me enough time, I could make the change required to look like the part."

'Guardians of the Galaxy' is out now in UK cinemas.

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro
  • UK release: 31 July 2014

When space adventurer Peter Quill (Pratt) finds himself sharing a prison cell with assassin Gamora (Saldana), genetically-modified bounty-hunting raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and other crims, they must face power-hungry evildoer Ronan (Pace). With a gag-stuffed script, lively direction and outstanding performances…

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