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Chris Pratt Grosses Out Jay Leno's Audience

Parks and Rec and Zero Dark Thirty star Chris Pratt made his Jay Leno Debut last night (known in the industry as a "JLD"), and he proceeded to thoroughly gross out Leno's audience by telling a story about once eating a possum his friend killed. The best part is that Matt Damon, the other guest, is just watching quietly.

Hit the jump for the second part of Pratt's interview, in which he discusses filming Zero Dark Thirty in Jordan and meeting Navy SEALs to research his part:

How Will Comedy Do at This Year's Oscars?

The Oscars have historically been an awards show that doesn't give comedy its proper due, but last year, things looked like they were starting to change, with Bridesmaids receiving two nominations (Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy and Best Original Screenplay for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo), Jonah Hill scoring a Best Supporting Actor nom for his turn in the drama Moneyball, Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie winning an Academy Award for his song "Man or Muppet" from Jason Segel's Muppets movie, and Nat Faxon and Jim Rash winning a screenwriting Oscar for The Descendants. This time around, it doesn't look like comedies and comedians will do quite as well [...]

Chris Pratt Answers Questions, Is Loveable

You ever get the feeling that the stars of Parks & Recreation knowingly act like their characters? Nick Offerman seems to revel in the extreme masculinity hoisted upon to him. Chris Pratt, though far more capable than Andy, apes his characters wide-eyed, big ol' lugness. In his interview with GQ, there are many quoteables that easily could be something Andy would say, well, if he was an actor who played a character like Andy on television. Mostly though, he comes off as humble mixed with Andy's sense of wonder: