Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is known for his muscles, but taking on the role of a demigod means taking his physique to a whole new level.
Johnson has been cast as the titular role in “Hercules: The Thracian Wars," and he's seriously bulking up for it. On Monday, the 41-year-old actor tweeted the 22-week diet he's following to play the son of Zeus, and it sounds insane.
Johnson revealed that he's eating seven full meals a day and consuming unbelievable amounts of food, including 14 egg whites and more than 3 pounds of meat.
My current 22 week diet for the role of HERCULES. Cardio & iron before going to set. (Lion blood is optional;) pic.twitter.com/HaklgWPJW0
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 24, 2013
Of course, it's not just about the diet. Johnson has been spending plenty of time at the gym.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 18, 2013
One legged hack squat lunges. Slow tempo w/ 2 sec pause at the bottom. aka "The Muthaf*ckas". Have fun;) pic.twitter.com/GOqtX728ZZ
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 15, 2013
6 months training & diet for the role of HERCULES has been a bitch
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 8, 2013
Hercules seems like a role Johnson was born to play, and as grueling as the process is, he seems to really be enjoying it.
Hair/make up trailer - HERCULES. Asked how I got my shoulder slice scars. From a satisfied woman w/ long ass nails;) pic.twitter.com/H1sJMw8Bdc
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 21, 2013
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 11, 2013
“Hercules" is scheduled to hit theaters July 25, 2014.