Paul Rudd’s diet completely transformed the Ant-Man star.
According to Paul’s recent interview with People Magazine, the Friends alum had to eat like a pro and work out constantly to achieve his superhero figure. Now, he is detailing just what all his diet and exercise regime entailed.
The 46-year-old actor revealed that he had never worked out so diligently before in his life, but he also said it was a lot easier to stick with the gymnastics-style routine than he originally thought.
“My day was centered around fitness and health, and that was kind of a first,” Paul told the magazine. “Every other time, I had to go about my day and try and find the time to work out. But [this time] everything else about my day kind of had to fit in around the workouts. I was going to be held accountable for it, and there was a reason for doing it. I wasn’t just randomly doing this kind of arbitrarily, which would have made it a lot harder.”
Along with the “flips and rolls” he has been focusing on to buff up, he also stopped eating carbs and drinking alcohol, which wasn’t an easy feat to accomplish considering he has a pub in his basement. He also admitted that he took a page out of the Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt’s manual on how to bulk up.
“I basically didn’t eat anything for about a year,” said Rudd. “I took the Chris Pratt approach to training for an action movie. Eliminate anything fun for a year and then you can play a hero.”
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Paul Rudd is generally known for his comedic roles. However, he said it was “really gratifying” to step out of his comfort zone and take on a completely different type of role, especially as a superhero.
“When people heard that I was cast in this movie, I think most people’s reactions were ‘Huh? Paul Rudd as a superhero? Really?'” Rudd told Variety on Monday, July 13, while at the film’s Cinema Society screening in New York at the School of Visual Arts Theater.
“The majority of my career has been doing comedies, and I was always that guy, so I completely understand. Playing a comic book character is different from anything I have ever done before, and that was a huge appeal to me. I wanted to do something unexpected. I’m grateful that Marvel took a chance with me. It’s been really gratifying.”
The Marvel film also stars Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly from Lost, Corey Stoll from House of Cards, Judy Greer from Two and a Half Men and Californication, and Bobby Cannavale of Nurse Jackie.
Excited fans have been buzzing about the film for months, and are anxiously awaiting its opening day on Friday, July 17.
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[Disclaimer: The Inquisitr strongly recommends you consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program. The Inquisitr does not endorse any of the diets or diet techniques mentioned in this article.]
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