Paul Rudd Reflects On His Rigorous Diet For Ant-Man Preparation
Discussing the demanding regimen he adopted to portray Ant-Man, Paul Rudd shared insights into the challenging diet and workout he endured. In a recent interview with Off Menu podcast, he humorously remarked, ‘That’s how horrible that diet was. I was like, ‘Alright, I can have some sparkling water now, I’ve earned it.’
Paul Rudd Reveals the Challenging Diet and Workout for Ant-Man Role
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In a recent episode of the Off Menu podcast, known for exploring guests’ dream menus, Paul Rudd opened up about the arduous and restrictive diet he embraced to prepare for his role in the Ant-Man franchise. Hosts Ed Gamble and James Acaster discussed Rudd’s water preferences during the discussion.
“When I was having to train for the Ant-Man movie, and I was on a very restrictive diet, my reward was sparkling water,” he responded, laughing. “That’s how horrible that diet was. I was like, ‘Alright, I’m gonna have some sparkling water now, I’ve earned it.’”
Rudd clarified that amid his rigorous training regimen, he indulged in ‘a lot of sparkling water’ as a reward. Acaster then inquired whether it genuinely felt like a treat.
“Yeah, it was great,” he said. “It wasn’t flavored, I wasn’t gonna go crazy.”
The “There’s Only Murder in the Building” star revealed his commitment to a strict diet. In addition, Rudd follows a workout routine for all of his Marvel projects. He mentioned that once immersed in the process, expressing satisfaction with the repetitive yet nutritious diet that provided him with ample energy didn’t feel too challenging. Rudd shared this experience with other actors such as Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Allen White, Robert Pattinson and Channing Tatum. These stars also revealed the demands of Hollywood transformations.
Paul Rudd spoke about whether Marvel co-stars exchanged training ideas during movies. On joint projects like Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Rudd highlighted the possible camaraderie between superhero cast members.
“I mean, I think people kind of are,” he said. “But I also think I worked out harder than anyone, I would eat better than everyone, and I looked worse than all. I had to work out constantly, and eat perfectly, just to look bad. Not even like great.”
Paul Rudd Comments on Chris Hemsworth
The Living with Yourself actor continued, “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.”
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