Belfast Telegraph

Aidan Turner: My muscles have vanished

Aidan Turner gets a shock when he sees pictures of himself looking ripped.

The Hobbit star appears in British TV drama Poldark, where fans often get a glimpse of his very toned torso.

However, the 31-year-old insists that's not his normal state of fitness.

"I'm not like that now," he laughed to the UK edition of OK! magazine.

"I'm back to my usual, soft self. I see the pictures from the show and think, 'How did I do that?' because I don't look like that anymore."

It doesn't help that Aidan describes himself as "lazy", adding he only gets up from the TV because he knows he has to pay the bills.

However, he managed to shake off the lethargy and worked hard to get his ripped body for Poldark.

"I worked out a lot," he shared. "But I didn't want to look like I was getting too pumped, which can happen, and it can look very artificial. I didn't want it to look like I'd done tons of crunches."

Alongside "killing himself" in the gym, Aidan shunned all treat foods. However, he would never follow such an intense regime if it weren't part of his work.

"That's the only time it just happens," he laughed.

The hunky star also assured fans the nudity isn't gratuitous and that it's unlikely to shock any viewers because "it's 2015".

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