Sports are my number one workout regimen. I play pickup basketball and soccer when I’m in L.A. After two hours, I’m drip ping in sweat. Even if I’m out of shape, I go as hard as I can, lungs bleeding. I need that competitive drive to get a cardio workout. I wish I could get into running, although when I was shooting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay in Paris, I did this thing: Put on an upbeat electronic playlist and run/parkour/dance through the streets. In Paris, there are so many fun things to climb on.
My body responds very quickly to eating habits. If I’m being a lazy asshole and I’m not watching my diet, you can see it. But then I’ll eat superclean for a month and there’s a noticeable difference. Usually that means grilled fish with rice and broccoli. I can eat that five nights a week.
I love being an actor, inhabiting another character. It’s a heady thing, escaping into something else. But when I spend too much time in L.A., I lose my inspiration. So when I’m not working, I’m usually with my girl friend at our house in Madrid. It’s an amazing city. I spend a lot of time here.
All Tied Up
I’ve done a fair share of stunt work, but my character on Future Man, Josh Futturman, is pretty incapable. During big action scenes, he’s usually running for cover. In Season 2, Futturman gets pretty tortured: tied up, bag over his head. When I’m shack led to something and everyone else is doing a fight scene looking badass, I’m thinking, “Goddammit, I know how to do this shit!” Maybe in Season 3.