Chris Pratt just admitted that his junk really upset NBC.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star explained in an interview with Graham Norton that he went fully nude as lovable dork Andy Dwyer during Season 2 of Parks and Recreation, and it was totally impromptu.
“We were shooting a scene where my character turns up naked at my co-star’s door,” the actor explained. You may remember this as the moment when Andy tries to win back ex-girlfriend Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones). “I was wearing skin-colored underwear and I wasn’t getting quite the right reaction I was hoping for. It was late in the day so I decided to improvise and drop my trousers for the take.”
During the scene, Andy expected Ann to open the door. Instead, Leslie (Amy Poehler) is the one who gets the eyeful.
“Her reaction was great!” Pratt told the UK host. “It was the take they used!”
And while Poehler may have had the perfect reaction, NBC did not. They scolded the actor for his impromptu show.
“I got a letter from NBC’s HR department that said, ‘There is a protocol about nude scenes. This is not a joke and you are being reprimanded and you can’t go around telling people about this like some kind of joke!’ I’ve framed the letter!”
(Granted, these were the days before Pratt had rock-hard, perfectly chiseled abs, which means we can’t help but think those in the HR department might have a different reaction to his naked body now.)
Luckily, now that Parks and Rec is over and Pratt isn’t under contract with NBC anymore, we all get to enjoy that little tidbit of hilarity.