Chris Pratt on French Braiding Anna Faris' Hair: I'm a Pro
By Antoinette Bueno
Though Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt is set to be a major movie star with his leading man role in the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy, it turns out he has another plan if his career starts to go south.
Pratt recently received plenty of accolades on the "glorious French braid" he did on his wife Anna Faris when he posted it on Instagram, and in a new interview withRedbook magazine, Pratt admits that he's a "pro" and blessed with natural talent when it comes to braiding hair.
"I'd always braid Anna's hair, but I was doing it too tight and it broke in some places. Then I got a French-braid lesson from her mom, and it turns out I'm a pro," he says. "I must have been a hairstylist in a previous life."
And what are his tips for the perfect braid?
"It's all about having the right equipment: hair oil, the right comb… and also an incredible amount of natural talent for braiding, which not everyone is blessed with, I'm sorry to say," he jokes.
Pratt, 35, who got in amazing shape to play Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy, also recently admitted that his wife actually prefers him with a little extra meat on his bones.
"I think I was a little naive when I first started acting, maybe ten years ago, and didn't quite realize the impact the way you look has on the people who are making casting decisions. I thought for a while I was going to find a career playing the fat friend, and that was totally fine -- it keeps you from waiting tables," he told Glamour UK magazine about the amazing change in his physique. "But doing Zero Dark Thirty opened my eyes to the idea that I could be taken more seriously as a leading man character and so I thought I'd try that. But who knows, maybe this will be the last movie I'll be in shape for and then I'll get fat again. My wife would appreciate it. She likes me fat."