Jonathan Majors shares his intensive training and diet plan for his role in Magazine Dreams. The actor portrayed a bodybuilder, Killian Maddox, who showed off his insane physique in the film. Indeed, such a role required him to follow a strict eating regime and rigorous workout.
This is not the first time Majors trained for a role as he also stars in Creed III. As a fanatic of physical sports and active lifestyle, the training seems a piece of cake. Majors also shared that discipline is a huge part of the drill.
Jonathan Majors Transforms Into A Bodybuilder In ‘Magazine Dreams’
Speaking with Variety, Jonathan Majors revealed the process he went through to keep his body on tiptop shape and what he consumed during the course of his training.
“I’m 6 feet tall. I’m 202 pounds. In order to sustain that and to grow that you have to eat as much protein that you weigh. I ate 6,100 calories a day for about four months. That included the pre-work and the post-work of Creed III.”
He also added that the role was very demanding of his time and that there was no way he could slack off.
“I’m playing Killian Maddox… Playing him you don’t f**k around. What ended up happening is I would train two hours, two times a day for the movie and a third time after wrap. Meanwhile, you eat six times a day. Lots of chicken. Lots of elk.”
After his rigorous training for Creed III and Magazine Dreams, Majors has no plan to stop working out. Instead, he will continue to stay active.
“I really like being physical. I like hiking and running. I’ve got dogs. I’m only 33… I got to do something to stay with it. I don’t work out three times a day anymore. Just once a day.”
Magazine Dreams earned praise and critical acclaim from critics and fans after it was presented at the Sundance Film Festival.
Jonathan Majors Admits Heavy Workout Routine Took A Toll On Him
Majors’ role as a bodybuilder, whose obsession with toxic training pushed his body to the limits, has changed his life forever. Speaking with Deadline, the actor revealed it was not an easy journey.
“You are pacing up and down your apartment, force-feeding yourself the food you need to grow. That isolation and physical commitment does breed a certain amount of emotionality, and distance.”
There is always a repercussion for celebrities who undergo intense training for a certain role. Luckily for Majors, he has found a way to slow down without sacrificing his physical stamina.
Magazine Dreams is currently showing at the Sundance Film Festival.