Chris Pratt used to be a stripper due to his 'love of being naked'

7 November 2013 / 2 years 11 months ago

Chris Pratt used to work as a part-time stripper.

The 'Parks and Recreation' actor claims he "loved to get naked" and so decided to make money out of his passion for nudity by taking off his clothes and performing sexual dance routines for women when he was just 18 years old.

Although Chris never worked as a stripper full-time, it was one of the many jobs he had before making it as a Hollywood actor.

He told "I was always very much a naked person. I loved to get naked. I was very free, so I thought, I may as well get paid."

The 34-year-old actor even performed for his friend's grandmother for a small fee but he admits his poor dancing skills failed to land him a job as a professional stripper.

He explained: "I was never like 'Magic Mike'. I did go one time and audition on a stage for a club, but I don't think I got the job. I don't think I'm a very good dancer."

Chris always had odd jobs to earn cash and later support his acting career and insists he was enthusiastic about earning his own money from a young age.

He said: "I cleaned peoples' cars, painted murals, worked for my dad, worked at a burger joint, was a room service waiter, worked at the snack bar at a bingo hall. I babysat and moved lawns; I picked blackberries and sold them. I was always very enterprising as a kid. I was always trying to find some way to make money."

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