[on changing his phisique for Immortals] "The body got harder and leaner. But the biggest change was the waist getting smaller. A lot smaller." (source)

[on his MoS physique] "I genuinely had to throw my clothes out, since my shoulders are too big and my waist is too small. Everything just doesn't fit like it used to. I have never been this big." (source)

[on MoS look] "(I need) a little product help (for the hair). I'm not going to lie." (source)

[on MoS facial hair] "The stubble is necessary. I have various stages of a beard (in the film)." (source)

[on his chest hair] "I gotta say the whole waxing thing has its advantages in that you end up looking more defined, but it is extremely excruciating. So I like my hairy chest. I plan on keeping it." (source)

[on Amy Adams saying his looks are distracting] "That's very kind of her. You know, it's all part and parcel to the game, you train hard and it's all to achieve a certain look… and if I'm distracting then I may have achieved it!" (video source)

[on refusing body-CGI on Immortals] "I had a big sense of pride. I was like, 'No shading. I don't want you to draw abs on me. I don't want you to put dirt in the right places. I want to do it myself. I want to have the body.'" (source)

[on getting the right physique for roles] "You get the fear every morning: 'Do I look good enough?' And of course you do, but in your own head, you never look good enough." (source)

[on his abs] "It's an eight pack!" (source)

"The mindset when you change your body physically, and your ability physically, there's more of a self-belief. There is more of a security in yourself. It's quite a unique feeling when you have a moment and you're rested, and you're not exhausted and everything else, you think, 'I can do this stuff; I'm probably in the top 10 of physically fit people in this room,' and that's a very good feeling. Of course, someone like me I always keep myself in check, because it means I'm going to continue to push hard. I never allow myself to spread into an arrogance, because that, I believe, and there are people who say otherwise, will hold me back as opposed to help me advance. When it comes to playing a role like Theseus or the other role (laughs), it does help an awful lot, because the environment around you behaves differently. The people perceive you differently, and that helps you be the character which you're trying to be. We are indeed a product of those around us, because we often behave in response to the way we're treated. When people are looking at you in that sort of way and going, 'Whoa! He looks kind of dangerous' or 'That guy looks like he can protect me,' it gives you that extra bit of something that helps you play a character in a more realistic, effective way. (source)

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