Just two weeks ago we saw the first trailer for the Rocky spin-off, Creed. And surprisingly, it looks like it’s going to be a fantastic movie. We told you in the trailer post that the star of the film, Michael B. Jordan, worked his butt off for this role.
In October of last year, he told The Daily Beast that he was working out constantly with Sylvester Stallone and trying to put on weight. “We’re putting the time in now to get it right.” He said during the interview.
And if you have seen the trailer, then you know Jordan was obviously successful with his weight gain. But just how much muscle did he put on? And how exactly did he do it? Well, E! News spoke to Michael B. Jordan and his Fantastic Four co-star Kate Mara at Comic-Con.
“How good does his back look in that trailer?” Mara asked during the interview, obviously wanting to make her co-star a little uncomfortable. “I got in shape. It’s pretty cool.” Michael replied. He also revealed that he gained 24 pounds of muscle for his role as Apollo Creed’s son.
How did he do it? Diet and exercise, of course. “Honestly, diet has a lot to do with it and lots of water.” He said before Mara added, “He was so annoying during our movie—every 30 minutes he was eating something.”
According to Jordan, he ate a lot of chicken, rice and broccoli. “Literally in the middle of takes, I would just be eating food.” I always find it strange when these stars talk about gaining muscle for a role, and they always talk about how they ate nothing but chicken and broccoli. You know they were throwing in some junk food. I mean, do you know how much chicken and broccoli he would have to be eating to gain that much muscle? He certainly wasn’t getting enough calories from chicken and broccoli.
Anyway, you can check out Michael B. Jordan in Fantastic Four next month. Creed won’t hit theaters until November 25, 2015.