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Why Alexander Skarsgard Hated Diet For Legend Of Tarzan

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If you have seen The Legend of Tarzan movie they you know how good True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard looked but now Alexander reveals why he Hated Diet For Legend Of Tarzan!!!

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Alexander Skarsgard tarzan

In a interesting new reveal The Legend of Tarzan star Alexander Skarsgard reveals why he hated the diet he endured to portray the man grown with apes.

CelebNHealth247.com has this report on the Swedish-born star Alexander Skarsgard.  The 39-year-old actor had this to say about landing the role of Tarzan.

Alexander Skarsgard talks about Tarzan, how he landed the role and how he hated the Tarzan Diet.

“I don’t really have a three-year plan or a five-year plan…I don’t know what’s next, and that’s what I find quite exciting. I dig it.”

He adds:

“I grew up in a very urban, bohemian family where everyone was a hippie or a pacifist.”

“It was artistically and intellectually stimulating, but they were definitely not into outdoor sports or activities.”

However, when it came time to diet for the role it was strict along with a exercise regimen

First he cut out gluten, sugar, dairy and alcohol, then he ate 6,000 calories a day and lifted weights. This got him ready for all those shirtless treetop acrobatics.

Alex explains:

“We did quite a bit of the vine-swinging ourselves.”

“But they also had a 3D scan of my body, so they had Augusts Dakteris, one of the greatest trapeze artists in the world, who came in. We sat there with our coffees watching him do these amazing stunts on the vine. Then they would remove his body, use his movements, and replace it with my body. So I’m watching the movie, and I recognise myself doing these Olympic stunts. But Augusts deserves that credit!”

After starving himself for months, he was happy to fall off the dietary wagon.

Alexander says:

“When we wrapped the movie, I went straight to my father’s house in London.”

“My dad loves to cook, so I spent four days on his couch just being fed. It was bone marrow, fried mozzarella, pasta, red wine. Then five months later our producer called me and said, ‘So we have this little scene we added at the end of the movie that we need to shoot. It’s about a five-second scene, so can you go back on that diet for that scene?’ I went back on the diet.”

Which of course gave Alexander an idea for the sequel.

He jokingly added:

“If we make another one.”

“it could be 10 years later, so maybe he’s out of shape! He’s in a hammock the entire movie. He just drinks pina coladas.”


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