Chris Pratt Reveals Stripper Past
By JACKIE WILLIS
November 06, 2013
Before Chris Pratt was snapping six-pack selfies, he was stripping down for money.
The Parks and Recreation star, 34, admitted to BuzzFeed that before his acting career took off, he was a stripper. "I was always a very much naked person," he tells the website. "I loved to always get naked. I was very free, so I thought, I may as well get paid."
Pratt says at 18 that he stripped for a few bachelorette parties but one of his more bizarre gigs was dancing for a friend’s grandmother’s birthday party. "I don’t know how it got around to them, but they paid me $40," he recalls. "I was never like Magic Mike, you know. I did go one time and audition on a stage for a club, but I don’t think I got the job. I don’t think I’m a very good dancer."
This wasn't the actor's only odd job. "I babysat and mowed lawns. I picked blackberries and sold them. ...I was always trying to find some way to make money."
Years later, Pratt's current gig is starring in the comedy Delivery Man, hitting theaters Nov. 22.