Sylvester Stallone advised Michael B. Jordan take ice baths

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

Sylvester Stallone advised Michael B. Jordan to take "ice baths" on the 'Creed' set to recover from the physically exhausting boxing scenes they had to shoot.

Sylvester Stallone advised Michael B. Jordan to take "ice baths" on the 'Creed' set.

The 28-year-old actor will play boxer Adonis Johnson opposite the 69-year-old movie icon in the 'Rocky' sequel, due later this year, and his co-star insisted the chilly dips were essential to recover from demanding fighting scenes.

However, speaking about the freezing baths Jordan admitted: "They're the devil."

Nevertheless, the rising star - who also features as the Human Torch in Fox's 'Fantastic Four' - gushed Sylvester was a huge help while working on the movie because he was open to letting director Ryan Coogler change certain details.

He gushed: "Working with Sly was awesome.

"He let me and Ryan kind of do our thing with these characters he developed and created 40 years ago."

And Michael - who has previously starred in science fiction thriller 'Chronicle' and romantic comedy 'That Awkward Moment' - confessed the role was like nothing he had ever done before because of the gruelling regime he had to abide by to ensure he was in shape.

Speaking at a Sports Matter Summer Panel, New York Post newspaper's Page Six Column reports him as saying: "I ate six times a day and worked out two to three times a day - a lot of boxing."


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