From A Haunted House 2 to his most recent film On the Rocks, Marlon Wayans knows what it takes to prepare for a wide range of movie roles. So, it’s no surprise the actor and comedian was able to give Men’s Health some insight into how he keeps his body right during the latest installment of Vs. The Internet.
Actors are known for bulking up or slimming down to fit the characters they are set to portray. But, as it turns out, there’s no studio budget set aside for the food, supplements, or personal trainers needed to make sure they meet their body goals. Wayans revealed that the commitment comes straight from his own wallet.
“You want the six-pack, it’s got to come out of your pocket,” he says. “I want the abs. It’s my ego, I should pay for it. But hopefully they’re paying me enough money where I could afford it.”
And Wayans has clearly had some successes. The 48-year-old recalls flexing his eight-pack during the filming of G.I. Joe, bragging about being more ripped than co-star Channing Tatum.
But on the other hand, he says that for certain roles, like his character Dean in On the Rocks, keeping the “dad bod” works just fine. Although, his image of a “dad bod” still involves maintaining a subtle four-pack. “I think water is the thing that keeps me looking young. I’m healthy, but I’m not super healthy. I go through healthy phases.”
It looks like Wayans has got it all figured out. His one tip: “You want to be on the cover of Men’s Health? Then get your money and invest in your abs, my friend.”
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