As the main man on both the big and small screen, Son of Anarchy alum Charlie Hunnam has always put in the work to keep himself in good shape. He even took his fitness to the next level for his career in 2017 King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword.
But the actor doesn’t want to be reduced to “a little pretty boy.” The 40-year-old says he’s had plenty of conversations about his appearance during his career, and he’s been talking about his abs.
The ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star claims to have done 1,000 push-ups each day in preparation for ‘King Arthur’
As you walk the red carpet for the first glimpse of King Arthur in May 2017, Hunnam reported E! News that his fitness routine for preparing for his career involved 1,000 push-ups per day.
“I mean there were some days that I didn’t hit the goal and I would try to get back the next day,” Hunnam admitted. “On the days when I was fighting 14-hours a day, I let myself go and went home, and I said ‘Okay, let’s get rid of this equation zero – 100 is good to enough for today. “
King Arthur director Guy Ritchie heard Hunnam ‘s application but did not buy it. Ritchie was skeptical of the number, saying “not so much.” He said, “You can get a maximum of 50 out of it. And there is rest for half an hour. ”
Hunnam gained 22 pounds of muscle for his role in the film and was close to 190. But as soon as that project woke up, he quickly cut the weight. In a few weeks, Hunnam stretched below his natural weight of 165 lbs. for his role as Percy Fawcett in Lost City Z.. He cut even more weight to achieve the jailbird look in a remake of Papillon.
Charlie Hunnam shows the number of his ‘movie star weight’
Hunnam says when he’s working hard on it – as he did for him King Arthur – has a “movie star weight” of around 85 kilograms, or 187 pounds. To achieve that goal, he did not hire a personal trainer.
Instead, he continued to eat clean and his fitness routine included the same work-to-work movements, such as pull-ups, presses, dips and squats. However, it made one big change – it had a huge impact on the workload.
“I always make the same material, just at different sizes, at different intensities, and to different proportions,” he said. Men’s Health. “It’s not rocket science. I ate more and made newspapers like motherf ** ker. “
The Son of Anarchy star also made talk about his abs. He said At the request of entertainment that he enjoys having an active life, but can be somewhat reduced in his business.
“It’s easy for people to just reduce yourself to being a pretty little boy,” Hunnam said. “Having had a lot of conversations about abs in my life, I definitely felt like you know what? I’m a little tired of talking about this. ‘”
Charlie Hunnam says it’s good to be attractive on screen, but it’s also good to be aware.
Son of Anarchy seasons 1 through 7 are available on Hulu.