Chris Pratt plays the lead role in the film "Guardians of the Galaxy."

NYT: Six weeks in the Crescent City and Chris Pratt has not let one drop of gumbo, one morsel of po’boy, or one crumb of beignet pass his lips.

In itself, this admission would be enough to raise the pitying eyebrow of anyone who has been bewitched by New Orleans cuisine.

But coming from Mr. Pratt, an actor who has physically oscillated from puffy to shredded and back again, it also packs surprise. As anyone familiar with Mr. Pratt, best known for his role as the meatheady Andy Dwyer on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” can attest, he is not a man who readily avoids food.