Chris Pratt: ‘I’m not sure I knew what impotent meant’

Chris Pratt clarified his comments in his Men’s Health interview in which he said weighing 300 pounds made him “impotent.”Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images

Chris Pratt clarified his comments in his Men’s Health interview in which he said weighing 300 pounds made him “impotent.”

Chris Pratt has learned the meaning of the word “impotent” – and is assuring fans that he is not.

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star told Access Hollywood that he misspoke in his Men’s Health UK interview, in which he said that being overweight caused him to be “impotent.”

“I’m not sure I knew what ‘impotent’ meant when I said it,” the actor said.

“I had a lower sex drive, to be honest with you. Everything about my spirit was dull. I didn’t feel great, and I think people will relate to that.”

Pratt revealed in the magazine interview that he was at his heaviest in 2013, when starring on the TV show “Parks and Recreation.” He said weighing 300 pounds had caused him to feel “impotent” as well as “fatigued and emotionally depressed.”

The movie star said that shedding the weight made him feel better, but told Access Hollywood he wanted to make sure people know he was only speaking for himself.

Chris Pratt said that being heavier made him feel “emotionally depressed.” Starsurf / Splash News

Chris Pratt said that being heavier made him feel “emotionally depressed.”

Enlarge Chris Pratt got in shape in 2013 to play Peter Quill in "Guardians of the Galaxy." @prattprattpratt via Instagram/@prattprattpratt via Instagram

Chris Pratt got in shape in 2013 to play Peter Quill in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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“I don’t want to ever come out against sounding like I’m talking smack about people who have issues with their body weight, or don’t have issues with their body weight,” he added.

“To each their own, but to those who felt the way I felt at that time, there’s really hope.”

The 35-year-old also offered encouragement to those seeking to get into shape.

“You can, with hard work and dedication and just sticking to it, you can actually make a big change,” Pratt said.

“And it will affect you, not just physically, not just the way you look, but how you feel and how your spirit feels and how your penis feels – especially the penis part!” he joked.

In his Men’s Health interview, Pratt said that his weight ballooned up and down based on what role he was filming at the time.

“I’d gone back and forth, lost weight for ‘Moneyball,’ got fat again, then trimmed down for ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ then gained it all back again for (‘Parks & Rec’ character) Andy,” he said.

Pratt said in his Access Hollywood interview that that landing the lead role in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” inspired him to finally lose the weight because it gave him a “deadline.”

“A deadline is a big deal and a major gift because when you have a deadline you have to get it done and so that, that was a big turning point for me.”

Pratt can next be seen in “Jurassic World,” opening Friday.

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