, starring alongside Cam Gigandet, Amber Heard and two-time Academy Award nominee, Djimon Hounsou.
I was recently in on a conference call with Faris, and he had plenty to say about this new movie... Can you talk a bit about the difficult preperation you had to go through for the movie? For the film, we had three months of training in L. We had to see a chiropractor, a massage therapist, to keep our bodies in tuned so that we could continue training.
Then we'd work on fight choreography for a bit and we'd have a little break. It was probably the most physical thing I've ever done in my life. We spent a lot of time rehearsing together and prepping things to make it just right.
Nap time, or massage therapist time or chiropractor time, and then we would go off to Gold's Gym in Venice Beach to train with a trainer named Kito, who was our weight trainer that we had to lift with. He would give me suggestions, if he ever had any, or if I had questions he'd always be more than happy to answer them for me. How intense were the fights during the shooting, and were there any accidents or close calls? I gained 15 pounds to do the movie, and I lost 17 pounds while filming it. I actually broke my thumb on the second to last day of filming, and halfway through filming, I broke my L3... I broke my L3 spinous transverse process, which is a small bone that comes off the back of your spinal cord in your lower back.
That and the majority of his strength comes from his heart.He's got a lot of heart, and a lot of fight within himself.