It’s not that Kit is in bad shape on Game of Thrones, but in Pompeii he looks like Mr. Universe, so how did he make the change?
“It was a big body transformation,” Kit tells Variety. “I had to go to the gym a lot.” We figured that much, but luckily Kit’s Pompeii co-star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was on hand to give a more in-depth rundown of Kit’s routine.
Adewale says, “It was what we called gladiator camp, four weeks prior to the start of the movie. It consisted of four hours a day of workouts: two hours of intense fight training with swords and weaponry, an hour of weight training, then another hour of cardio, and that was covered with an 1,800-calorie diet, which was brutal.”
Adewale goes on to elaborate on Kit’s new physique, “Both me and Kit trained together. It was a really useful exercise. It allowed us to bond and form a relationship that leaps over into our characters on-screen. Kit had the sickest abs.”
We wonder if Kit’s “sick abs” will make an appearance in Season 4 of GoT? We don’t think Ygritte would complain!