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Parks & Recreation star Chris Pratt, 34, has posted a "kinda douchey" selfie to show off his ripped new physique, which took six months of intense workouts and a strict no beer rule to achieve.
The comedic actor, who's married to actress Anna Faris, has buffed up and lost at least 27 kilos for his upcoming role in Marvel's superhero film Guardians Of The Galaxy, in which he plays leading man Star Lord (the half-human, half-alien leader of a bio-engineered team of space-bound heroes).
Zoe Saldana, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly and Benicio del Toro will also star in the shrouded-in-secrecy film.
"Six months no beer," the dad to 10 month old Jack wrote with the image he shared yesterday. "Kinda douchey to post this, but my brother made me."
This isn't the first time Chris has altered his look for a role - he buffed up to play a Navy SEAL in Zero Dark Thirty last year, and then gained 30 kilos after that for his role in Vince Vaughn's indie comedy Delivery Man.
"I've always been a little soft. I like to eat," the star told Conan O'Brien after the weight gain, then going on to detail how much he had to work to lose weight for Zero Dark Thirty.
"I worked out really hard and I cut out everything bad for me for a long time and I just focused on trying to become a believable Navy SEAL. I had about five to six months and I really busted my ass to get in shape."
Well it looks like he's worked even harder this time around. "His training is intense," a source told glossy mag US Weekly.
"They liked his body in Zero Dark Thirty but they want this character to be lean - very lean - so he's eating a lot less and doing 'two-a-days' as they call them, workout-wise."
His many hours in the gym seems to have definitely paid off. That said, according to Rob Lowe's tweet reply, the people of Pawnee may not be happy about it:
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) July 7, 2013