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How Anthony Mackie Beefed Up For “Pain And Gain”



The cast and crew of Pain and Gain stunned on the gray carpet Monday night at the Los Angeles premiere of the action film.

HipHollywood caught up with Anthony Mackie, who stars in the film, to talk about what he did to beef up for his role as a body builder. “Turkey and beef six times a day with sweet potatoes as my carbs, and vegetables. I did two-a-days: cardio and light weights in the morning, and heavy weights in the evening for three months,” the 34-year-old shared.

HH also caught up with Mark Wahlberg, who plays alongside Mackie and Dwayne Johnson, to talk about why the movie is so unique. “It’s the most original movie you’ve seen in quite some time. It’s rare that a movie can blend comedy, action, suspense and drama like this,” Wahlberg raved.

Pain and Gain, directed by Michael Bay, is a true story based on a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who get caught involved in a criminal enterprise.

The film hits theaters April 26th.


Watch: Halle Berry Issues Whiskey Challenge During ‘Kingsman’ Interview



Halle Berry proved she could hang with the fellas when she downed a glass of whiskey at Comic Con alongside her Kingsman: The Golden Circle co-stars. But don’t expect her to do that again.

“No more, no more,” she said after hilariously bolting from the room when we asked her if she’d drink another glass. “I will never [do it again], and no one lets me live down the fact that I did it either.”

According to Berry she was ill for three days after, but that didn’t stop her and Pedro Pascal from daring me to throw back a glass right before our interview.

Not one to turn down a challenge, I did it, and received a round of applause and high fives before preceding to discuss the duo’s roles and why they decided to join the cast of Kingsman.

“Matthew Vaughn’s version of these movies always interested me” explained Berry who is no stranger to spy flicks after starring in the James Bond film Die Another Day. “I was apart of the Bond series and I feel like this is similar but it’s also for the new generation.”

She continued, “Some of the elements are the same but I call it spy thriller 2.0, he takes it to the next level that no one else does right now.”

In the film Berry, Pascal, Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum play members of the Statesmen – a U.S. Spy agency operating out of a Kentucky Bourbon distillery. Pascal told us he gained a newfound appreciation for men in suits, but still prefers his jeans.

“I play agent whiskey. I’m a southern gentlemen so I’m a little more buttoned up … I’m like the stateside version of those square pegs from across the pond,” he joked.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22.

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