It is not very often that showrunners have to deal with the issue of one of their actors becoming suddenly buff (almost on an inhuman level) over the course of the summer vacation, but this precisely what the Pawnee crew over on “Parks and Recreation” are currently dealing with. Thanks in part to his upcoming role in the feature film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Chris Pratt has undergone a complete body makeover, ditching entirely his previous body type in favor of the ridiculously-ripped version of the guy that you see to the left. (Pratt posted the picture on Instagram, which stirred up this discussion in the first place.)
So how is this issue going to be dealt with on the NBC comedy? Based on what executive producer Mike Schur had to say recently in a chat with TV Guide, it really does not feel much like the show will be wasting a great deal of time trying to figure out how to handle this mystery at all:
“The only possible explanation for why someone looks that good is that they’re planning to play a superhero in a summer blockbuster … There is a joke that I wrote in the premiere that I think we’ll probably shoot that is a little tiny acknowledgement or nod to the fact that he looks very different to the way he normally looks. I don’t think beyond a little joke about it that we’ll end up doing anything significant. We’re not going to suddenly say that Andy became a fitness nut because that doesn’t ring true.”
With this quote in mind, we have to say sorry to some ladies and gentlemen out there who are hoping to suddenly see a good deal of shirtless Andy: Schur’s probably going to keep him covered up on the show.
Do you think it is best for “Parks and Recreation” to not waste too much time on Andy’s physique? If you want to also read some more scoop regarding the presence of Kristen Bell on the show, just be sure to head on over to the link here.