Chris Pratt calls for gender equality: 'Objectify men just as often as we objectify women'

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Chris Pratt is the hottest actor in Hollywood this summer — and even he says that has to do with looks, not just talent.

The "Jurassic World" actor told Radio 4's Front Row (via Yahoo Movies) that having a muscled physique does aid the success of male actors, and that getting in shape has helped his star to rise.

"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," he said.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 09: Actors Bryce Dallas Howard (L) and Chris Pratt attend the Universal Pictures' 'Jurassic World' premiere at the Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 09: Actor Chris Pratt attends the Universal Pictures' 'Jurassic World' premiere at the Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 06: Actor Chris Pratt accepts the Guy of the Year award onstage during Spike TV's Guys Choice 2015 at Sony Pictures Studios on June 6, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Spike TV)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 06: Actor Chris Pratt (R) poses with a military officer during Spike TV's Guys Choice 2015 at Sony Pictures Studios on June 6, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Spike TV)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 23: Actor Chris Pratt speaks onstage during Universal Pictures Invites You to an Exclusive Product Presentation Highlighting its Summer of 2015 and Beyondat The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 23: Comedian Amy Schumer and actor Chris Pratt attend Universal Pictures Invites You to an Exclusive Product Presentation Highlighting its Summer of 2015 and Beyondat The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Chris Pratt poses in the press room during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Chris Pratt (L) and Anna Faris attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 05: Actor Chris Pratt attends March of Dimes' Celebration of Babies: A Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on December 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for March of Dimes)
Actor Chris Pratt arrives for the GQ Men of the Year Party, at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California, on December 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 03: Actor Chris Pratt plays catch before throwing a ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on September 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Actors Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt arrive at the 'Life After Beth' Los Angeles Premiere at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on August 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lilly Lawrence/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 25: Chris Pratt attends the 'Guardians of the Galacy' photocall on July 25, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Actor Chris Pratt visits SiriusXM Studios on July 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: (L-R) Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel attend The Cinema Society with Men's Fitness & FIJI Water host a screening of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on July 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for FIJI Water)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: (L-R) Actors Lee Pace, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel attend The Cinema Society with Men's Fitness & FIJI Water host a screening of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on July 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for FIJI Water)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Actor Chris Pratt visits SiriusXM Studios on July 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Actor Chris Pratt attends The Cinema Society with Men's Fitness & FIJI Water host a screening of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on July 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for FIJI Water)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Zoe Saldana (L) and Chris Pratt visit the New York Stock Exchange on July 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 25: Chris Pratt attends the Meet the FilmMakers event for 'Guardians of the Galacy' on July 25, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 27: Honorary pace car driver Chris Pratt is seen before the 2014 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 21: Actor Chris Pratt arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' at the El Capitan Theatre on July 21, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Pratt also addressed the need to even the playing field in the male-driven Hollywood industry. "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," the "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor said, suggesting that we should, "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 [their bodies], and I'm using it to my advantage," said Pratt, who recently revealed how he weighed 300 pounds two years ago. "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."

As for his ability to muscle up when a role requires it, Pratt said: "It's nice to know that there's something I can do, that I can manipulate the way I look — that's a good thing for an actor to be able to do."

Pratt is currently putting his new body to good use as he promotes his movie, "Jurassic World."

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