Jeremy Allen White describes 'gross' diet to gain weight for wrestling movie A24: 'You don't feel good'

Jeremy Allen White describes ‘gross’ diet to gain weight for wrestling movie A24: ‘You don’t feel good’

Somehow, food continues to become a focal point among Jeremy Allen White’s recent projects.

The star of FX The bearwho will return next month for a second season, he spoke with Squire in an interview posted online Monday about her role as real-life wrestler Kerry Von Erich in the upcoming A24 film The Iron Claw. The Sean Durkin-directed film, also starring Zac Efron, Lily James, Harris Dickinson and Holt McCallany, tells the fact-based story of how patriarch Kevin Von Erich (Efron) launched a family dynasty of professional wrestlers in the 1960s .

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When asked to describe his process of getting a bulkier physique for the role in the film that still has no announced release date, White admitted to consuming calories all the time. “Eating all the time-like, never stopping,” he said. “In the morning, I’d have waffles, almond butter. In the middle of the day, I always had turkey meatballs and avocados. It’s really disgusting.

He continued: “You are trying to consume as much as possible and to be honest, you are not feeling well. I was training too, but, I don’t know, trying to get that big is no way to live.

White clarified that Efron, who similarly added a lot of muscle to the film, made his transformation seemingly easy. “Zac is a maniac,” White said. “He IS so focused and knowledgeable about training and diet and everything. In terms of his physical transformation, I think he blew us all out of the water. He looks really cool in this thing.

THE Shameless Alum also teased a bit about the highly anticipated second season of his series The bear, in which she plays Carmy, an esteemed chef charged with running a struggling Chicago-based sandwich shop. White said the new series of episodes will showcase his character’s continued efforts to transform the store into “something more elegant”.

He added, “Joy and inspiration are the big themes of season two, and not just for Carmy, but for Sydney, Marcus and Richie as well.”