4. Cullen and his fellow actors underwent a 4-month training program to get jacked medieval-style
The Knights of the Templar were the deadliest warriors of the Middle Ages—the “special forces of their time,” says Knightfall stunt coordinator Cédric Proust.
To achieve the bulked-up build of a veteran medieval warrior, Cullen went through an “insane” (his words) three-month training program that transformed his body into the “biggest and strongest” he’s ever been. “It was super-setting push and pull, and it would take about an hour and a half every day, just to get through [all the sets],” Cullen says. “It was nuts.”
But it wasn’t all supersets—Cullen and his fellow actors also boxed, practiced sword combat, and rode horses to prepare for the battles on-screen.
“It was the most fun,” says Cullen. “I’ve always been fit, but to get big and strong like that was a real fun journey and challenge to go on.”
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