On his weight: “As an actor, I can’t have proper mental prep without proper physical prep. Even though I knew it deep inside, it look me a long time to realize how getting physically sharp helps me get ready for other things in my life.
On motivating others: “I can tell that people are motivated by my transformations, and that feels really good. But everyone should know when the movie star stuff is over, I might go back to being the fat guy. My wife wants a pizza oven — she’s going to learn how to bake bread, and I’m going to eat it. I love the health benefits of exercising, and I have a kid now. By exercising, you really can add 20, 30 years to your life. But you gotta live too, so hopefully I’ll find a nice balance.”
On what inspired him to lose weight: “It nagged me when I wasn’t physically fit. It was just another thing on my to-do list that I wasn’t capable of getting done.”
On gaining back weight after Zero Dark Thirty: “I was like, ‘I feel kind of s—ty about myself right now.’ I knew I had to get back on a path to becoming fit again, that I was going to make a splash when I walked into a room with a casting director from then on.”
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