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Ajala pressure to body match Tatum

David Ajala (second left) stars in Jupiter Ascending
David Ajala (second left) stars in Jupiter Ascending

David Ajala has said his biggest pressure in making Jupiter Ascending was matching up to Channing Tatum's physique.

The pair star in the film about a caretaker (Mila Kunis) who is whisked off to another planet to help fight against the rule of a tyrant leader where she is destined to be the heir to an inheritance.

Jupiter Ascending features plenty of battle scenes and David admitted: " When I found out the fighting scenes I was doing were with Channing Tatum, I thought, 'I need to make sure I'm looking good,' because I don't want to be looking skinny and tiny next to him.

"That was just a pride thing, nothing to do with acting or the character, just pride."

Asked how he had prepared to match up, he replied: "Running, boxing, press ups, eating, eating."

David was at the Los Angeles premiere of the film earlier in the week alongside Channing, Mila, Sean Bean and Lana Wachowski who co-wrote, produced and directed the film with Andy Wachowski.

Jupiter Ascending is in cinemas now.

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