How do Hollywood actors get into shape quickly for their roles?

Actors getting in shapeIf you have ever been amazed at the kind of transformation that Hollywood actors are able to put their bodies through (packing on pounds and pounds of lean muscle mass and then shredding faster than anyone would have thought possible) and wondered how they do it, you’re going to want to pay close attention to all of the inside information we are able to share with you below.

You see, Hollywood’s greatest actors aren’t exactly following the same kind of programs that most of us are when we visit the gym and knock around a little bit of weight.

No, they are on an entirely different level!

They let the professionals do all of the heavy lifting when it comes to nutrition and programming…

For starters, you have to remember that Hollywood actors have quite a bit banking on the way they look for in the upcoming film – and we don’t just mean as far as pressure is concerned.

The movie studios that employ them are literally banking on their body looking the way that the character is supposed to, and they spend millions and millions of dollars hiring these actors to get things right.

These studios almost always supply their actors with nutritionists, fitness trainers, and sports scientists that are responsible for doing all of the heavy lifting when it comes to the planning behind these transformations.

… But they aren’t shy about doing all of the heavy lifting when it comes to training!

At the same time, Hollywood’s actors aren’t at all shy about doing the heavy lifting when it comes to training – putting in a lot more effort than most “normal” people would ever be able to.

Because their entire career depends upon them looking like a superhero, these actors are going to spend hours and hours at the gym (sometimes eight or more hours a day) going through training protocols that people with more traditional jobs would never be able to pull off and still survive. Some even have to allot time to exercise on their rowing machines at home to ensure they’ll be able to achieve their desired physique in time.

This extra time in the gym translates to incredible results, and because they know EXACTLY what they need to do to get results (thanks to the professionals we mentioned above), things are a lot easier for them than they would be for most of us.

A lot of Hollywood’s leading men turn to chemical help when they need to bulk up or cut down in a hurry

At the end of the day, though, Hollywood is a bit of a superficial place – and actors aren’t at all above getting their hands on a little bit of chemical help in the form of steroids, human growth hormone, and other supplements to really put their bodies over the top.

Tom Hardy is one of the most recent leading men in Hollywood to talk about the transformation he went through during the Warrior and Batman filming sessions and how he came to rely on HGH and steroids to bulk up faster than he would have been able to naturally.

This may not be a direction that you’re interested in or willing to pursue, but it’s important to know that when there’s millions and millions of dollars on the line, many actors are willing to take the plunge.

Interested in learning more about what happens behind the scene? Read this!

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Black Sea – Jude Law Prepares On A Nuclear Submarine

Black Sea – Jude Law

Movies at sea have always made it big at the box office. Whether it is for the mammoth sets or thrilling screenplay, adventure movies with the right cast and crew hits the top of the blockbuster charts. Black Sea will be no different. The movie is latest in the submarine movie list. Jude Law is the lead cast in the film and in the preparation spree he spent days in a nuclear submarine informs sources. The director of the film Kevin Macdonald was unable to accompany him as he was busy with the preparation for the movie. Meanwhile, Jude was happy enough to spend four days on board of a nuclear submarine that picked him at Gibraltar and took him away to an unknown location.

Jude spent his time exercising next to the nuclear missiles and shared a room with 18 other men. Submarine movies are never a favourite subject for moviemakers because of its dark interiors and cramped space. The cameraman finds it tough to work on the sets as space is so limited. There is nothing stopping filmmakers from working on submarine movies. Leading directors have worked on the subject and to mention a few; The Abyss from James Cameron, Submarine from Frank Capra, K-19; The Widowmaker from Kathryn Bigelow and more. Apart from serious films even comedies like the Crimson Tide and The Hunt for Red October made it big at the box office.

Now Black Sea did not believe in the set and opted to shoot the film in a real submarine. It was an ex-Soviet class vessel named ‘Foxtrot”. The submarine was kept on River Medway close to Rochester. When Foxtrot was functional, it carried 80 people on board and would return to the harbour once in six months. The vessel was popular during the Cold War times. The interiors were reconstructed at Pinewood Studios. The interiors were similar to the original and at this Macdonald made no compromise. The sets were so tight that there was hardly space for the actors or the camera to move freely. The movie is different from its predecessors in the context that Jude and his men venture in search of Nazi treasure hidden under the black sea.

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The Black Sea – Top cast – McNairy

The Black Sea – Top cast

The Underwater film Black Sea – A submarine heist that has Jude Law in the lead has some interesting artist line up. Scoot McNairy, a popular character actor in both the film and television medium, added flavour to the casting. McNairy moves to the hall of fame with his role in Monsters playing the lead, directed by Gareth Edwards. The drama gave him recognition, and soon he grabbed some bigger roles. He was seen accompanying Brad Pitt in the crime thriller, Killing Them Softly. He again was signed with Pitt in 12 Years a Slave that had some big names in the casting list like Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Michael Fassbender.

In the year 2012, Kevin Macdonald announced the nautical thriller film with the name, “The Treasure of The Sierra Madre in a submarine.” McNairy was signed for the film to star opposite Jude Law The movie revolves around a rugged sea captain who decides to recover the lost treasure of the Black Sea. McNairy plays a crucial role in coaxing the Law to take on the journey to explore the treasure in the deep seas. The distribution rights of the film were sold at Cannes, and the tagline mentions McNairy in dark light referring him as a character with dishonourable intentions. The crews on the ship are Englishmen and Russians that get into a tiff as the movie proceeds and the submarine sink further into the black sea.

The major asset of the movie is that it comes from the Academy Award-winning director Macdonald (One day in September) and two promising actors as in Law and McNairy. The thriller released by Focus Features. McNairy is the odd man out trying to protect the financiers of the submarine. Termed as one of the busiest guys in the industry McNairy plays the role of Daniels, a financier who lands up in the rooky crew on the ship with the rugged captain played by Jude Law. Though McNairy was apprehensive to set his foot in the water, the character turned out to be an asset for his profile. MacDonald was all praise for the actor, calling him a star character actor.

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Black Sea – A Befitting Cast


What could be a more befitting combination than having Academy Awardee Kevin Macdonald along with Academy Award nominee Jude Law? Venturing into the black sea to find a Nazi treasure, Jude takes on board English divers and Russian crooks in search of the treasure. The journey heads to uncertainty with the crew members fighting with each other for survival. The film is full of thrills and dangers about the submarine as it plunges into the black sea hunting for the treasure. Ben Mendelsohn and Michael Smiley are part of the team supporting Jude.

The supporting cast consists of leading character actors that have added strength to the movie. Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Michael Smiley, Sergey Piskepalis, Booby Schofield and Jodie Whittaker play prominent roles in the film. The female lead Whittaker is known for her excellent performance in the film. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she plunged into the entertainment industry shortly after she completed her course.

The actress was seen in movies like Good from Vicente Amorim starring opposite Viggo Mortensen, St Trinian’s comedies, Attack the Block, Academy Award Nominee Wish 143, a short film by Ian Barnes. Whittaker is a Royal Television Society Award nominee for her performance in Broadchurch, UK drama series.

Ben Mendelsohn players the role of Fraser in the film. He is one of the most popular Australian actors to watch out for. He starred in global movies and was a renowned name in the industry. His performance in the Animal Kingdom, opposite Jacki Weaver (Academy Award nominee) won his accolades. He was also part of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly from Andrew Dominik that also features Black Sea co-star McNairy.

Michael Smiley plays the role of Reynolds in the film. Smiley is still remembered for his breathtaking role in the television series Spaced, where he was a sported the role of a cycle courier Tyres along with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Since then he made it to many films and television series. The trio also featured in Shaun of the Dead and The World’s End. He is the recipient of British Independent Film Award and also won the London Critics’ Circle Film Award.

Smiley is not just an actor but also conducts stand-up comedy shows on account of which he frequents Britain and across the globe. He is also a regular on Luther along with Idris Elba. He also won the Best Supporting Actor for his role in Kill List.

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