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Chris Pratt Clarifies “Impotent” Remark: “I’m Not Sure I Knew What Impotent Meant, I Had a Lower Sex Drive”

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Chris Pratt explained he meant he had a "lower sex drive" when he said he was "impotent"

Everything is fine in the bedroom for Chris Pratt. After the Jurassic World star revealed to Men’s Health UK’s July 2015 issue that he was “impotent” when he weighed 300 pounds, he’s clarified to Access Hollywood he didn’t use the word right.

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"I'm not sure I knew what 'impotent' meant when I said it," Anna Faris’ husband explained, laughing. "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.”

In the Men’s Health interview, Pratt recalled how he would eat “three or four cheeseburgers” during every Parks and Recreation table read, leaving him weighing 300 pounds and feeling “emotionally depressed.”

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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,” the dad to 2-year-old son Jack continued to Access Hollywood. "To each their own, but to those who felt the way I felt at that time, there's really hope. You can, with hard work and dedication and just sticking to it, you can actually make a big change," he added. "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!"

Pratt, 35, put his fat days behind him when he landed his role as uber buff superhero Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy.

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“I got very, very lucky in that I had a deadline,” he recalled. “They were like, 'Here's when we start filming, and you have to be in shape by then.’ 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. And then utilizing the help of professionals, nutritionists, and people who help you — personal trainers, that kind of thing was a big deal.”

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