Guys, this is super intense.
The more we find out about what Henry Cavill had to do to get into Man of Steel shape, the less we want to be a superhero. LOLz!
The actor gave some new deets about all the craziness he went through to become Superman, saying:
"It's a very, very long and involved process. Five months before shooting there was varying stuff which ended up being mass building and then leaning down. Throughout the shoot it was just waking up and making sure I got an hour in [of exercise] before I went to work. [He went through] a horrible eating phase … where we really, really leaned down. It was exhausting. They didn't force me to give anything up. They just cut my calories right down to 2,500 [a day]. And keep in mind, only a few months ago I'd been up to 5,000. So it was a big drop… It was hard but it paid off."
WOW! It’s like having another part-time job!
Maybe the leaning down period was what he meant when he said that he didn’t eat, because starving yourself is nuts!
So what did he do to celebrate his regime ending? Cavill said:
"I had an apple pie, a tub of ice cream and a full pizza."
Now THAT sounds like it was all worth it!
It’s not unusual for actors to go through hardcore workouts when they’re prepping for a part, but we’re surprised when we hear just how much they do!
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