Gregg Sulkin from Marvel's "Runaways" to workouts, nutrition, football and more
Gregg Sulkin may seem completely out of his element. The 26-year-old Englishman was once on the right track to become a football star in his home country before an injury changed his career trajectory, and he moved to Los Angeles to become a youthful Disney heartthrob instead (which was all considered) ) does not seem to be such a bad trade).
But he settled in Hollywood quite comfortably and knocked out regular TV roles. His recent appearance as Chase Stein in Marvel's Runaway's on Hulu challenged him critically – and fortunately the show, which had just finished its second season and is expected to have a third, was not a victim of the same kind of rejection. Carnage that Netflix & # 39; Marvel shows have experienced.
Men's Health spoke to Sulkin about why he still can not quite leave football, his worst mistake at work and his last vice. (Note: comes in dough form.) [1
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Men's Health: So you live in London Time in Los Angeles now?
Gregg Sulkin: Yes, I live in LA. I moved when I was 17 – I was offered a job on the Disney Channel. Wizards of Waverly Place ] – I've been here for a minute now, I love it here.
You moved with your parents?
No, I actually moved here on my own, my mother came for the first time, I basically became a loner and lived in America myself.
That must be a lot when you're 17 years old
It made me grow a lot, that's for sure I still do not know how to cook Postmates are my best friend
Let talk Runaways The third season is not yet confirmed?
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How did you settle here now?
It was a really special time in my life and a great opportunity. The people of Marvel not only supported the show but also for me personally. It was amazing to pick her brain a bit because I want to get into production someday.
You start to get there. You are a producer of This Is The Year, a coming-of-age movie that should be released later this year.
Yes, David Henrie has directed it, and David has been my best friend for a long time. We were maybe sitting around the campfire five or six years ago and we said we wanted to make a movie together, and after many development meetings and lots of rewriters and a lot of hard work and traveling to find money and stuff, we finally made it.
What did you learn? Behind the camera?
First, how hard it is to make a movie. Everything can get out of bed until the camera rolls. Whether it's a year earlier, six months earlier, a week earlier, the day before. We were definitely scared of things that just did not work.
You and the showrunners of have improved your character on Chase Stein's comic books, right?
Yes, I think [writer] Brian [K. Vaughan] has done amazing work with the original comics, and that's no disrespect to him, but on the side, the character is a little one-dimensional. So we wanted to make sure we did two, three, four seasons of a show. We dived deeper. What [showrunners] Josh [Schwartz] and Stephanie [Savage] did was the development of the father-son bond or their lack, and it was really fun to play with. Chase is a bit of a ridicule, that's probably his appearance and his facade, but as the show continues, you find out that this is actually just a young boy who wants to be loved and wants to do good to those five other people protect.
What do you have to be physically to be the jock type?
Basically, I mean, take my ass to the gym. [Laughs] That's the first one. The second is when I shoot, it's not just knowing my lines. There is a whole mental aspect of acting, and you have to be up-to-date both mentally and physically. It requires healthy food to make sure I do not party and stuff like that. It is a whole sacrifice. At the end of the day, millions of dollars are pumped into our show, and I have to make sure I'm in the state that the people who hire me do it anyway.
You said that you must avoid chocolate chip cookies in particular. You have a sweet tooth?
It's my weakness … When you said "chocolate chip cookie," I literally looked at my stomach. That's the instinct: Do I want abs or do I want a chocolate chip? Unfortunately, I want both.
You also mentioned that your favorite exercise is football – or football, as we call it. Did you grow up?
Yes, my whole life. I became a footballer before I became an actor.
In the UK?
Yes, I played for the United Queens Park Rangers and the West Ham United Youth Academies. I had a knee injury and could not play. Luckily, I ended up in this industry. I was like Oh, I miss the school? Oh, great, I will continue that. I love my family to death, but we are not the academics.
Have you been to MLS games?
I have. I like the [LA] Galaxy.
So you became the Galaxy?
Of course, just because [former player] David Beckham was an idol of mine when I grew up. When he moved, I moved. But it's definitely not the same. I've always found it so funny – in American sports, the opposing fans are sitting next to each other. In England there would be 18 fights at the beginning of the game.
English football fans became known to be … violent.
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The next morning, I could not get out of bed, I walked on crutches and for four weeks of production they all had to To rewrite scenes because I could not walk I had to undergo surgery.
And how can I complain? I will not complain to my boss who told me not to do it at all.
He understands that football is my passion, but at the end of the day he did a show to run and I think I learned my lesson. During Runaways, I do not play soccer.