Many actors have had to put in serious time at the gym to get their bodies in shape for roles. Changing lifestyle habits is tough for anyone. Paul Rudd is one of those who really had to train hard and stick to a strict diet for his part in the movie Ant-Man.
It wasn't easy, but he pulled it off. He talked about the whole experience during a chat on the Off Menu podcast "When I was having to train for the Ant-Man movie, and I was on a very restrictive diet, my reward was sparkling water.
That’s how horrible that diet was. I was like, ‘'Alright, I’m gonna have some sparkling water now, I’ve earned it... It wasn't flavored. I wasn't gonna go crazy."- Rudd said. When you are committed to something and are consistent, then the results will come.
Besides, your body gets used to it. "Once you're in it, it's actually not too hard."- he said, as quoted by menshealth.com!
Of all the actors, he seems to have taken his task the most seriously. He knew he had to do his best to succeed.
Paul trained regularly, and went to the gym. After the effort he put in, Rudd was not completely satisfied with his appearance. "But I also think I worked out harder than anyone, I would eat better than everyone, and I looked worse than all of them.
I had to work out all the time, eat perfectly, just to look kind of bad. Not even like great."
Chris Hemsworth is a great-looking actor. Rudd watched him and was a little frustrated. "I remember on Endgame, Chris Hemsworth would always have these Tupperware containers and he’s eating this gruel of just a mash of stuff.
He’s working out, and then you stand next to a guy like that, and I just think, ‘Well, what’s the point of any of this?’ Why am I killing myself when that can exist, and then I look at myself and this exists.
I can never achieve that… That was the good thing that it was Ant-Man, it isn’t Thor. But I tried to work out, and it didn’t work."