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Jeremy Allen White talks about the total iron chelation diet; The Bear Season 2 – The Hollywood Reporter


Somehow, food remains a focus amidst Jeremy Allen White’s recent projects.

FX’s star The bearreturning next month for season two, talk to Respected In an interview posted online Monday about his role as the late real-life wrestler Kerry Von Erich in the upcoming A24 feature Iron Claw. Directed by Sean Dworkin and also starring Zac Efron, Lily James, Harris Dickinson and Holt McCallany, the film tells the fact-based story of how patriarch Kevin Von Erich (Efron) launched a family dynasty of professional wrestlers in the 1960s.

When asked to describe his process to achieving a greater physique for the role in the yet-to-be-announced film, White admitted he was constantly consuming calories. “Eating all the time — like, never stops,” he said. “In the morning, I eat waffles and almond butter. In the middle of the day, I eat turkey pancakes and avocado all the time. It really sucks.”

He continued, “You try to consume as much as you can, and to be honest, it doesn’t feel good. I’ve been training too, but, I don’t know, trying to get this big, there’s no way to live.”

White explained that Efron, who similarly added a lot of power to the film, made his transformation look easy. “Zach is crazy,” White said. “He’s very focused and knowledgeable about training and diet and all that. In terms of the physical transformation, I think it kind of blew us all out of the water. He looks really cool in that thing.”

the shameless The alum has also teased quite a bit about the highly anticipated second season of his series The bear, in which he plays Carmy, a respected chef assigned to lead a struggling Chicago sandwich shop. White stated that the new batch of episodes will feature his character’s continued efforts to transform the store into “something a little more elegant”.

He added, “Joy and inspiration are the main themes of season two, and not just for Carmy, but also for Sidney, Marcus, and Richie.”

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