Rob Lowe Wants Chris Pratt's Abs

Chris Pratt's Abs - H 2014
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Chris Pratt's Abs - H 2014

"He got shredded and ripped and he's off to the races," Lowe says

This story first appeared in the Aug. 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Guardians of the Galaxy is the surprise hit of the summer, but there's one actor who's not shocked that the pic's buff Chris Pratt is finally a bona fide star. He says he predicted it.

"Chris Pratt is the biggest movie star in the world, which I told everybody four years ago was going to be the case," Pratt's former Parks and Recreation co-star Rob Lowe tells THR. "It's been fun to watch him grow and sort of mentor him."

Lowe, the new face of long-term-care insurance company Genworth, isn't just dishing compliments, though.

"He got shredded and ripped and he's off to the races, but I also like the Chris Pratt that ate at the Waffle House. By the way, I had to quit Parks and Rec when he had better abs than I did. That was when I was like, 'Look, I'm the guy with the abs on this show. What's going on?' "