Wednesday 17 January 2018

Crowe: I worked out for costume

Russell Crowe had to work out for his Man Of Steel role
Russell Crowe had to work out for his Man Of Steel role

Russell Crowe has revealed that he underwent "really intense" training for his Man Of Steel role - after finding out he would have to wear a tight-fitting Lycra outfit.

The New Zealand-born Australian star decided to stick to a tough work-out and diet regime to play Superman's biological father Jor-El in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, which stars Henry Cavill as the superhero.

"When I signed on... well, one, I didn't realise that I would be wearing Spandex - because you know that's Superman's costume. I didn't realise that I'd have to fit into it as well," he told Access Hollywood.

"But, I also didn't realise the type of organiser that Zack Snyder is, because this was really old school prep. I was on the movie for three-and-a-half or four months before I even got in front of the camera."

The 49-year-old added: "(My training routine) was massive. It was probably not since Cinderella Man, and prior to that, Gladiator, I suppose. It was really intense."

Russell - who turned down the role of Wolverine in the X-Men films - said he was drawn to Man Of Steel because it's not just a comic book film.

"I'm a dad. I wasn't necessarily inclined to do a cartoon movie. But, I don't think this is. I think this steps way beyond that," he said.

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