Taylor Kitsch appears shirtless in most of the upcoming John Carter movie, but he isn’t just a celeb with an expensive trainer on a strict diet. The Canadian actor is actually a personal trainer and nutritionist himself, and takes his work very seriously.
Kitsch revealed in a recent Men’s Health interview that that he lost 35 pounds in just two months to play photographer Kevin Carter in 2010’s The Bang-Bang-Club, and it wasn’t easy.
“It’s just way too extreme, and being a nutritionist I found it hard. Everything I knew just went out the window,” he said, admitting that the weight loss had affected him in many ways. “I was very bipolar. My mood swings were f**king insane. I was very emotional, I had night terrors, I couldn’t sleep. It was a zoo.”
All the effort was worth it to him though, and that’s how Kitsch describes his work ethic, in and out of the gym. You have to put forth the energy in order to reap the rewards.
A native of Canada and a health and fitness expert by trade, Kitsch has a lot to say on the state of American children.
“We’re in the worst state we’ve ever been in, in terms of obesity in kids, adult early onset diabetes, and so on,” Kitsch told Men’s Health. “Especially in the States. It’s a f**king joke. I’m more worried about the kids, the younger generation. That’s who I would focus on.”
Indeed. Perhaps Kitsch’s much anticipated lead in John Carter will inspire children to get active and fit like their newest action role model.