Jeremy Allen White Gained 40 Pounds of Muscle for ‘The Iron Claw’

Jeremy Allen White is already the internet’s boyfriend, thanks to his beloved FX’s “The Bear,” but only if White’s A24’s “The Iron Claw” ) This designation is only stronger when you build muscle. White stars as wrestler Kerry von Erich in the Sean Durkin-directed drama, which co-stars Zac Efron and Harris Dickinson. The actor told GQ Magazine that he put on 40 pounds of muscle for the role.

Iron Claws tells the harrowing true story of the von Erich wrestling troupe. Kerry Von Erich’s career was derailed after a motorcycle accident resulted in the amputation of his right foot. Kerry later committed suicide. White said Kerry bears a resemblance to the chef Cammy he played on “The Bear.”

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“It’s the human side of never feeling like you really belong,” White said. “All great drama is about family, blood relationship or not. It’s about acceptance, it’s about belonging, and getting out of loneliness.”

Zac Efron went viral on social media when he appeared jacked up in a photo on the set of “Iron Claw.” Efron wrote White “on a really lovely note” after White’s film appearance. “Get training, eat, keep doing what you’re doing, keep working hard,” the letter read.

The film is one of White’s many projects following the explosive success of “The Bear.” According to White, “four A24 scripts” came to his desk after the show’s success, and “Iron Claw” was chosen.

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As GQ reports, White’s career took a turn after “Bear,” when “Katherine Bigelow invited him out to lunch so she could get some ideas from him for projects.” White said, “I Four A24 scripts popped up on my desk.” He heard from a friend that Dustin Hoffman—another idol of his—loved the show so much that he wanted to send White a handwritten letter. letter.”

The resurgence of White’s career may even come as a surprise to White, considering he played the same character as Philip “Lipe” Gallagher on the Showtime series Shameless 10 Years 11 Season 134. White admitted earlier this year that he was stuck in a “frustrating headspace” when the show ended after a decade.

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“I absolutely love ‘Shameless.’ I love everyone involved in it, it’s an incredible experience,” White said. “But I’m not sure if the show should last that long… There was a time when I stopped feeling like an actor and I started to feel like I was just here to do the show.”

White added, “It’s a frustrating headspace. When it’s over, I’m questioning: Maybe I just exist on this show. What else is there? Am I an actor?” , I definitely had a lot of questions.”

The A24’s “iron claw” is expected to debut in 2023.


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