I trained and worked harder than ever for 8 months for this role. Lived alone and locked myself away (like a moody 260lb monk) for 6 months while filming. Goal was to completely transform into this character. Disappear into the role.
Press journalist asked me today, with the mental and physical toll the role had on me, would I do it again? Not only would I do it again… but I'd do it f*cking twice.
You'll be the first to see the EXCLUSIVE #HERCULES trailer one week from today. Look forward to showing you…
Fourteen-hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules, powerful son of the god king Zeus, received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and the presence of death. These men and woman never question where, why, or whom they go to fight; only how much they will be paid. Knowing this, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. Hercules begins to question King Cotys' motives when he takes his army out to battle and sees them practice on innocent men, women, and children of their neighbors. Deep in his soul something stirs, but is it enough to stop a mad king and his army of the damned from marching across Greece - or even Olympus itself?!