In the interview the True Blood star shares his thoughts on working out, something he does every day, sometimes for as long as 2.5 hours.
On his unusual drinking habit: He’ll toss back a few, start to feel bold and then sign up for an organized athletic competition: “I’ve been known to turn up drunk at triathlons and do very well.”
On his ability to bounce back: “I have that sporting background where I want to be the best, I want to be the champion. If I’m knocked down, you’re damn sure I’m getting back up again. A lot of actors who may very well be more talented than me don’t have that kind of tenacity in the face of rejection. That resilience gives me a distinct advantage.”
On working out: “I’m not one of those actors who gets physically fit for a role and then loses it all again. I’m very rarely in the gym. My workouts are predominantly outside, in nature.”
On yoga: “I used to laugh at anyone suggesting it. Guys fear not being the best in these classes, but over time, you learn how to spend an hour not worrying about what anyone else is thinking. For guys especially, that’s a good thing.”