The trailer for the upcoming Paul W.S. Anderson film, Pompeii, showcases the power of man and nature amidst chaos. One of those stars, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, reveals just how much effort went into preparing for the film.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje told Collider, “It was an hour of cardio in the morning. Followed by two hours of stunt training with Jean, a great stuntman. Sword fighting, actual fighting, then I would break for lunch. Then there would be an hour of workout with weights with trainer Nino De Salas. Break for half an hour, go back for another review, then stunts for another forty-five minutes.”
He added, “Then you go home and do another hour’s cardio. That was the regime for four weeks. We’re given a nutritionist that gave us four meals a day and two thousand calories. That was the real challenge, doing all of that work on two thousand calories. Literally, you’re just getting up and you’re going to bed, after eight o clock you’re eating your hands.”