Given the tabloids infatuation with actors' physical transformations, I am pleased to announce that I have embarked on my own epic (and heroic) journey to physical transformation for an upcoming role. I am also pleased to announce that I now will be rich and famous within 5 to 8 months from now. Watch out Twist Magazine!
Ever since I got involved in acting, the thought of transforming my body into that of my character's has always intrigued me. I'm not a method actor for the most part, but I respect that level of sacrifice from an actor.
Let's face it, acting can be simple. Some people can stroll onto a set, read their lines once, turn around and produce a heart-wrenching scene with little-to-no effort. Others, like myself, have to slave over a notebook to remember a series of 3 sentences, and work on a character for weeks before they can shoot. At the end of the day, all that matters is what ends up on the screen. And that's the way it should be. Who cares how you got there, as long as you did.
When an actor transforms their body, they get to wear their art.
That being said, I am initiating Operation: Beefcake.
For the past couple years, my body weight has wavered between 140 and 150 pounds depending on the time of year and the corresponding holiday. The character I'm doing this for is a complete fucking force of nature to be reckoned with so I hope my journey will carry me to 180 pounds with a combination of fat and muscle...
Example: 1990's pro-wrestler Buff Bagwell, and 1990's gay man on his porch.
Okay, maybe not so gay.
I am also initiating Initiative: Clouseau/Cato, in which if you see me on the street, you must attack me, for I have to be at peak physical health. An example of which is shown below.
Slow-mo not included.
Alright, I have to go buy more peanuts, seeds, and avocados as they are a healthy source of fat. Thanks Dr. Clain!
PS. If you're lazy like me and you hate all of the people at the gym, check out this link on how to become as strong as Bruce Lee in the comfort of your own home: http://zenhabits.net/2009/03/how-to-get-bruce-lee-like-strength-without-ever-going-to-a-gym/ Badass.