Actress Zoë Kravitz had to do more than act in order to get into the role of Angel Salvadore for the upcoming movie “X-Men: First Class.” Since superheroes are known for being buff and in shape, it required strenuous exercise and a change in diet.
It was also a matter of making sure she could cover some of the action sequences.
“I needed a really strong core because I do a lot of action sequences that are filmed using wires, which mean hanging from a harness for hours,” she said in an interview with Company Magazine (via Music Rooms).
The 22-year-old thespian, who's the daughter of singer Lenny Kravitz, said she took up a routine of exercising several times a week. She also altered what she was eating, opting for more vegetables and lean protein. She additionally drank shakes — but not the kind you get at McDonald’s. These health shakes were more along the lines of organic vegetables, anti-oxidants and the like.
Though it sounds like a lot of hard work and discipline, Kravitz insisted she enjoyed it.
“It was fun, they got me in the best shape I’ve been in – super-toned and muscular but not too skinny – just like a superhero!" she said.
"X-Men: First Class" is due in theaters June 3 from 20th Century Fox.
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