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Matt Damon's Elysium Workout Had Him In The Gym FOUR Hours A Day!

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Four hours a day?? He could've spent that in front of a computer or a tv or something! You know, like eating snacks and stuff!


Good for Matt Damon! His focus on his craft is amazeballs, and we're super interested in how someone can workout four hours a day for an upcoming movie and not get totally bored with it! Working out is amazing, but let's be honest: it gets boring when you're just doing your usual hour!

Here's what he said about his regimen for Elysium:

“We wanted [my character] to look a certain way so I had to keep up a workout regimen. I had to just literally go to the gym for, like, four hours a day. Which was kind of fun in its own way at my age, to be given an excuse to do that, because it’s not something you'd ever really do otherwise!”

Getting paid to get into shape would be the best thing EVER!!

In the movie, he dons a high-tech exoskeleton that gives him extra speed and strength. In real life, that shizz was just heavy!

“It’s kind of like wearing one of those old Bo Jackson weight vests,. It’s really insidious trying to carry extra weight even if you’re in shape. You just really need a pretty strong core or you can get injured pretty easily, particularly at my age.”

We bet the intensity you brought to the gym is something you also brought to the role!

We can't wait to see it — District 9 was INCREDIBLE!

[Image via EW.]

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3 comments to “Matt Damon's Elysium Workout Had Him In The Gym FOUR Hours A Day!”

  1. Marysberries says – reply to this


    Liberace and this movie in the same year. the dude is amazing. Perish all who do not bow down to his awesomeness!

  2. The matrix says – reply to this


    He's looking elderly. Looking for new talent.

  3. insidious arachnid says – reply to this


    Re: The matrix – Ha! Yeah agreed. That generation never really came up to par even as much as they dressed them up to be real actors. Now they are just movie stars.