There has been a lot of talk that Zachary Levi might have been rocking some fake muscles for the filming of ‘Shazam!‘ in order to get that chiseled heroic look and the actor has taken the time to shoot down that rumor. Seeing how he looked in the costume, many felt that there was no way the actor had been able to bulk up and get defined for the part and some creative wardrobe helped make the look happen.
While the actor was on the red carpet for Amazon’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2’ he was asked that specific question and had a great response:
“Does this look fake to you? Come on! Gluteus maximus! I totally understand I get it. sure why not?”
You can watch that response right here:
— Variety (@Variety) December 5, 2018
He further went on to share both his workout routine to get into the best shape of his life and what that has done outside of filming:
“I have been in the gym since I got the job. I’ve been in the gym five to six days a week, eating between 3,000 to 4,000 calories a day. I Immediately put on about 24 pounds, and I’m gonna carve that down by half. So, I have been hovering at about 215 pounds, and I’m in the best shape of my life and stronger, happier, and healthier than I have ever been. Honestly, that’s the stuff I am most ecstatic about, which is the level of health that I’ve gotten to. Mental health, emotional health, spiritual health, physical health…I am so jazzed about that, and I want to keep talking about that. Particularity mental health, that is something I feel like it all coincided with the job and me really learning about self-love, and I can’t stop talking about it. I just feel like we are in a place, particularity nowadays, where people need to be encouraged and informed on what self-love is and to go and generally embrace themselves and love themselves. I’m really happy about all that.”
While the workouts have been time-consuming, it sounds like the results have had an all-around beneficial effect and not just physically either. Props to Zachary Levi for being able to pull this off!
Did you think that Zachary Levi had gotten into the shape he has for ‘Shazam!’ or were you convinced it was the outfit he had on? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still, a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
‘Shazam!’ will be flying into your local theater on April 5th, 2019!