Michael B Jordan: Staying in shape was hard

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 January 2016
Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan found staying in shape for 'Creed' "really, really hard", especially when his strict diet and exercise regime got in the way of everyday life

Michael B. Jordan found staying in shape for 'Creed' "really, really hard".

The 28-year-old actor began his preparations to play boxer Adonis Johnson Creed over a year before filming started and admits sticking to a strict diet regime was tough.

He said: "To walk around in that shape is really, really hard, especially with the schedule of life in general.

"It's probably one of the hardest things I've had to do. I ate clean - no sodas, no junk food.

"You have your cheat day and eat whatever the f**k you want, but the next day you feel it and it kind of tell you that you don't want it."

Michael had to train as a "real fighter" but admits screen boxing is very different to practicing the sport in real life.

He told heat magazine: "I had a trainer who was there smacking s**t out of my hand for the first week and a half until I got used to it.

"During pre-production, I trained as a real fighter.

"In the movie, you have to over-exaggerate or telegraph the moves, in a slo-mo shot or something.

"You go into movie boxing mode - it's 'moxing'. Know what I'm saying?"

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