Chris Pratt believes that true equality between the sexes can only be achieved when society starts objectifying men as much as it does women.
The Jurassic World star’s interesting views on the subject come after his own career changed because he reshaped his physique.
In an appearance on Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’, Pratt was asked if losing weight and beefing up was a “prerequisite” to advance his career.
Never in a calculated way, but in hindsight, yeah. It was a huge part of how my career has shifted is based on the way that I look, on the way that I’ve shaped my body to look.
The 35-year-old actor is Hollywood’s newest action star after trimming down and bulking up for recent roles. Pratt was much heavier in his breakthrough role as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation.
Presenter Kirsty Lang went on to ask him if he felt objectified by all the new found attention over his muscles in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World, to which Pratt explained he feels “totally” objectified.
I think it’s okay, I don’t feel appalled by it. I think it’s appalling that for a long time only women were objectified, but I think if we really want to advocate for equality, it’s important to even things out.
Not objectify women less, but objectify men just as often as we objectify women. There are a lot of women who got careers out of it, and I’m using it to my advantage. And at the end of the day, our bodies are objects. We’re just big bags of flesh and blood and meat and organs that God gives us to drive around.
So, could this be the solution to gender equality? It’s certainly an interesting take on the subject by the ever-loveable Pratt.
And, remember, in case you’re offended by this, Pratt did already pre-apologise for anything he was going to say on the Jurassic World press tour. So, he’s covered.