Hollywood heartthrob Josh Hartnett has revealed how he had started to pile on the pounds before he started filming the movie Bunraku. Josh admitted that he had to go on a strict diet and undergo vigorous fitness regimes to help him shift the extra weight.
Hartnett explained, "I was getting a little fat before this film. But it whipped me right in shape. It was a challenge for me, for sure. Before I did this film I was sitting on my ass all the time and they made me go to the gym and learn some brutal fight moves. We had a good time, nobody really got hurt."
He added, "We worked with these terrific stunt guys and they were all trained in MMA. They got me a month and a half before we started filming, and I mean the first day I couldn't do 20 sit-ups. I was not in good shape. They got me to quit smoking. I started really going to the gym three or four hours a day with them.”
Josh concluded, “You can see some of it, I'm sure, when the DVD comes out. I'm sure that they'll have some of the behind-the-scenes stuff. We just did a lot of choreographed training. It was not so much about being bulked up but being ready to do some pretty interesting moves." Bunraku also stars Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson and is out now.