Darlings, here’s is a gorgeous, square-jawed blond to serve as your Pretty of the Day. No need to thank us. It was entirely our pleasure.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star Alan Ritchson covers the latest issue of DA MAN magazine photographed by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack and styled by Alexa Rangroummith Green.
On landing the role of Gloss in “Catching Fire”: “It’s pretty incredible. Having seen the first film and the reception that it got—it was a worldwide phenomenon—gave me a chance to prepare myself for what this experience would be like. The outpouring of love from the fans has been overwhelming. I think the danger of getting all this attention is that you can get lost, but the focus remained with the work and delivering the best performance that I could. It’s really cool to see the devotion the fans have and to be a part of it.
I initially auditioned for the role of Finnick. I felt a connection to this character. I understood him and I auditioned for this role for Deb Zane, who was the casting director of the movie. When I didn’t hear back from her, I did what I wouldn’t recommend other actors to do: I wrote her a letter. A couple of months later, I got a call from Deb, offering the role of Gloss.”
On being in shape: “I’d be lying if I say genetics don’t play some part of that, but at the same time, I think people take for granted how hard it is to achieve any kind of success. I do work really hard, I work out five days a week and I’m very disciplined about my regimen. I focus on cardio; it’s the foundation of my workout. The best of me is poured into that and the rest of it goes into resistance training. If anyone wants to get ripped, I recommend sprint training.”
[Photo Credit: Mitchell Nguyen McCormack for DA MAN Magazine]
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