JK Simmons reveals his ripped physique as the 67-year-old actor admits he was inspired to replace his appearance with regular gym sessions after seeing his ‘overweight’ on TV.
JK Simmons has confessed that he decided to go to the gym after being unable to believe his character after seeing himself back on HBO’s prison drama Oz.
The 67-year-old actor, after losing 250 pounds, went viral after his personal trainer shared pictures of his shredded body on Instagram.
It was assumed that he was excited about his upcoming role as Commissioner Gordon in the Justice League, although he refuted this theory.
‘I have to go to the gym’: 67-year-old JK Simmons has admitted that seeing his ‘overweight’ on TV inspired him to get completely ripped (pictured left in 2016, right in 2008)
He told Business Insider: ‘The second and last time in my life I became extremely fat and when I lost that weight six or seven years ago, I pretty much decided I was going to be in good shape for the rest of my life. I am life.’
Admitting that he was ‘not in good shape at all’, JK said he was inspired to get into better shape in 2009 after reaching 250 pounds.
He said of his stint on Oz between 1997 and 2003: ‘I was overweight and soft and here I am playing the head of the Aryan Brotherhood in this maximum security prison in the HBO original drama and I watch the first season. Had been. When it came out and I thought, “Wow, I don’t believe in this guy at all.”
‘I have to get my a**s on at the gym and be a reliable hard-a**. The kind of conditioning I am doing, I have done it right back and forth.
Impressive: The 67-year-old actor found himself viral after his personal trainer shared pictures of his shredded body after losing 250 pounds on Instagram
Eye-popping: ‘I have to go to my a**s gym and be a reliable hard-a**s. The kind of conditioning I am doing, I have done it back and forth with fine-tuning.
Her trainer Aaron Williamson shares eye-popping snaps of the Oscar winner in 2016 flexing her bulging biceps at Gold’s Gym in Los Angeles.
He captioned the workout shot: ‘Every time we train together I forget he is 61. Making the younger generation jealous. Surrender looks like this…
‘His intensity at the gym is through the roof. It has been a privilege to help him stay on point. I have a lot of respect for this man.’
The retired US Marine has previously coached Zac Efron, The Rock, James Marsden, Sylvester Stallone and Jamie Foxx.
Candid: He said of his tenure on Oz between 1997 and 2003: ‘I was overweight and soft and here I am playing the head of the Aryan Brotherhood in this maximum security prison’ (pictured, left, in character)
It follows reports that JK is currently in talks to reprise his role as Commissioner James Gordon in the upcoming Batgirl film.
News about the veteran actor was originally broken by The Hollywood Reporter, who mentioned that several other actors were also being invited for various roles.
The upcoming feature is currently in development, and is scheduled to be released on the WarnerMedia streaming service in 2022.
Genius: It was assumed that he was excited about his upcoming role as Commissioner Gordon in Justice League, although he refuted this theory (depicted in the character).