Gladiator 2 Star Paul Mezcal battles superheroes over his diet and exercise routine as he prepares to take on the lead role in the upcoming epic historical drama.
In an interview with Esquire UK, Mezcal opened up about his physical preparation for a fight. Gladiator In a follow-up, he admitted, “It’s really interesting.”Mezcal highlighted the role of Russell Crowe Gladiator Relying on your fitness while hinting at your preparation to play a gladiator is harder than playing a superhero role. “I think it goes without saying that if you play a gladiator, you have to be healthy and strong. , because I think half the job is just getting bigger and stronger,” he said. Because it makes sense for his character. “
Mezcal playing Lucius Gladiator 2, openly questioned the tales of actors who consume large amounts of calories every day to play superhero roles. In his mind, there were more “interesting” conversations about the movie than how much someone ate to prepare to play a cloaked character. “I think you could have more interesting questions and conversations about movies like this than ‘How many calories did you eat in a day?'” Every time I hear them say they ate 7,000 calories, I think they’re lying,” he said.
In June, Mezcal provided a preview of his training volume Gladiator 2 As a result, when the shooting of the title directed by Ridley Scott began, he showed off his torn body. Mezcal’s training video showed him lifting weights in the gym shirtless in preparation for battle. The Mezcal character is the son of Lucilla, played by Connie Nielsen, and the nephew of the villain Commodus, played by Joaquin Phoenix in the film. Gladiator. Lucius follows in the footsteps of Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) as a gladiator, inspired by the battle at the Roman Colosseum in the original film.
Paul Mescal to lead ‘Gladiator 2’
Mezcal was confirmed as Gladiator 2in January, taking over the central role from the role of Crow, who died a hero in the original 2000 version.known for his role in lost daughter and after the sunThe Irish actor joins the aforementioned Nielsen, Djimon Hounsou, Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal and Joseph Quinn in the new production that recently started in Malta.
While filming the massive Colosseum scene in Malta with hundreds of extras, Gladiator 2 Filming was forced to stop due to the start of the SAG-AFTRA strike. Filming for the sequel has been postponed indefinitely due to an actors’ strike, leaving hundreds of cast and crew out of work for the time being. Principal photography was also scheduled to take place in Morocco and England before the protests.
Gladiator 2 will be released in theaters on November 22, 2024.
Source: Esquire UK (via YouTube)