Chris Pratt has been delivering a wealth of quotable soundbites during the press tour for Jurassic World and now the 35-year-old has had his say on the issues of objectification and women's equality.
After being asked if getting a ripped physique has helped his career, Pratt explained how he thought being buff was a prerequisite for male actors, he told interviews that:
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
Pratt explained that being a Hollywood Hunk isn't all flowers and rainbows though and that he feels totally "objectified." Thankfully, he isn't too affected by it though, he explained to interviewers that:
I think it’s OK, 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
Pratt went onto explain that objectification isn't going to go away any time soon, so it might as well become a more even playing field for both sexes, he explained:
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
Cheers for that lovely mental image, Chris!