Majors know how to prepare like elite athletes.
To emerge as a believable bodybuilder on the silver screen, an actor needs to do the necessary work. No questions asked. They should push themselves in the gym without swinging any dumbbell or loaded barbell. Then, with their bodies at their absolute limits, they must remain impeccably disciplined in the kitchen – building incredible physiques through a controlled and focused nutrition plan. That appears to be the road map followed by Jonathan Majors for his latest film “Magazine Dreams,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2023.
On January 21, 2023, a short video interview with Majors and other “Magazine Dreams” cast members appeared. of Variety website In some remarkable tidbits, the superstar actor revealed that he eats 6,100 calories every day. For four consecutive months Transform into fictional amateur bodybuilder Killian Maddox. It’s an illuminating insight into a professional who seemingly pulls out all the stops to pay due respect to a challenging sport. Video interview with him Deadline Hollywood Below are majors discussing parts of their preparation process.
The reason Majors ate so much and committed to his character was relatively simple: He wanted the Maddox he played to be believable in the face of the remarkable rigors of bodybuilding. Plus, having already trained to transform into budding boxer Damian “Dame” Anderson in Creed III — set for release in the United States on March 3, 2023 — Majors’ transition to another athletic on-screen role looks to be seamless.
“I am 6 feet tall. I’m 202 pounds,” Majors said Variety. “To maintain it and grow it, you have to eat as much protein as you weigh. I ate 6,100 calories a day for about four months.
As for how he actually trained, the majors stuck to his guns. Known for diving into his gigs as a performer, the man with a high-profile athletic background once again went full steam ahead for “Magazine Dreams”.
“The typical bodybuilder works out twice a day,” Majors explained Variety. “I’m playing Killian Maddox. … you play him [expletive] approx. What ended up happening was that I trained for two hours for the film, twice a day and a third time after wrapping. [at the end of the filming day]. Meanwhile, you eat six times a day. Lots of chicken. A lot of elk, that’s just me. I like it.”
In an age of CGI-filled film, it’s understandably easier for a performer to simply go through the motions to portray a bodybuilder on screen. For the majors, like the ripped fictional fitness titan and physically dominant boxer, being dedicated seems to be the norm. At this rate, he can develop a reputation as an actor who uses his entire body to tell any story.
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