Aidan Turner banned from eating Cornish pasties

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 March 2015
Aidan Turner

Aidan Turner

Aidan Turner has revealed the producers of 'Poldark' banned him from eating Cornish pasties while filming the series in their native Cornwall because they needed him in perfect shape for his topless scenes

Aidan Turner was banned from eating Cornish pasties while filming 'Poldark'.

The 31-year-old hunk has revealed producers of the new BBC One series stopped him from gorging on the pastry and meat parcels while filming in their native Cornwall as they didn't want him to put on weight before filming his topless scenes.

Speaking about the new eight-part series based on Winston Graham's novels, he shared: "It's sexy as hell. I have a nude swimming scene - I get naked a couple of times in it.

"I wasn't allowed any Cornish pasties, 'cos I'd get fat - and I have to take my top off so much."

The 'Hobbit' actor confessed he was thrilled when he was offered the lead role of Ross Poldark in period drama as it was the first time in years he wasn't asked to play a dwarf or a vampire.

According to Digital Spy, he said: "In recent years, I've only played supernatural characters - if I wasn't a werewolf or a dwarf or a vampire or something, it wasn't for me!

"This is a more grown-up role for me - it's not that adolescent fandom, small demographic, sci-fi or fantasy sort of thing - it just resounded more with me."

Aidan also admitted he'd be more than happy to keep making the series, which he claims could carry on for years because of the number of 'Poldark' stories Graham penned between 1945 and 2002.

He added: "It's about six seasons' worth! I'm up for six, if we make it that far - it's hard to know what an audience wants to see these days.

"We think we have a really good show but you can never tell - I don't think anybody expected 'Downton Abbey' to be so popular... you just never know."

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