Guardians of the Galaxy
The Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora (Zoe Saldana) Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper) Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) Groot (Vin Diesel) Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista)Marvel Studios

Guardians of the Galaxy Star Chris Pratt is part of one of the biggest movies of the year, but he almost turned down the role in the hit Marvel movie.

The actor, while shooting for September issue cover story for Esquire, revealed that he almost passed on the role in the Marvel's movie, because of a failed G.I Joe audition a few years earlier, The Hollywood Reporter states.

Pratt said, "When Guardians of the Galaxy was pitched to me, I said, 'I don't think so.' I just didn't picture myself getting the role."

"I didn't want to go and embarrass myself like I did when I auditioned for G.I. Joe a couple of years previously. I went in there, and halfway through I saw the director's eyes just glaze over. It made sense — I was a little heavy and out of shape. I was not gonna play someone from G.I. Joe. I did not look like a G.I. Joe action figure come to life," he added.

The Parks and Recreation actor lost a couple of pounds to get in shape to play Peter Quill, in Guardians of the Galaxy and he revealed that the change has made him feel like a superhero in real life.

"I can do 40-inch box jumps now. Action-hero physical stuff," he said.

"Jumping that high feels really good. You see a giant hillside, and you think, I wanna get up that. You see a building, you think, I could climb that. When you get in shape, the world around you becomes things you wanna jump on and climb up," he added.