Fringe star Seth Gabel is set to appear in the hit television series Arrow later in the season, as Count Vertigo, and he has been praising the show’s star Stephen Amell. Seth says that he is very impressed with Stephen’s dedication to his diet and fitness regime, which has the actor in fantastic shape.
Gabel told Collider, “I’m on a diet now and I’m working out more. People are like, ‘What prompted this in you?,’ and I’m like, ‘Working with Stephen Amell!’ You see the stuff that he’s capable of doing and the discipline that he has on set. Normally, when you see someone that looks like Stephen, you assume, ‘Okay, that’s their genetics. He’s a lucky bastard. I’ll never be like that.’”
He added, “But then, I got to talk to him and I was like, ‘What do you eat for lunch?,’ and he said, ‘I just eat chicken and kale, every day.’ I was like, ‘This guy is the real deal! He’s working hard to look like this and to be as physically capable as he is. This isn’t just someone who’s lucky.’”
Seth continued, “It made me realize that you need to work for it. You can’t do these incredible things, unless you work for it. So, I’m taking that attitude into this holiday season and I’ve had the power to say not to about one-third of the cookies that have been thrown at me, which is a good step forward.”
Arrow, which also stars Willa Holland, Katie Cassidy and Colin Donnell and is set to return to The CW on January 16, 2013 at 8/7c.