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Taylor Kitsch: Carter training was tough

Taylor Kitsch says training for John Carter "chipped away" at him.

The actor plays the title role in the science-fiction film. Taylor trained extensively for the role, and says the arduous routine eventually took its toll.

"I dieted for four months and trained while filming. We had six-day weeks for almost four months - you didn't have a day off because you're in basically every scene. It's very tough and then you wake up at 4am to train before you go to set at 7am," he told the UK edition of OK! magazine.

"It just chips away".

Taylor played Kevin Carter in The Bang Bang Club alongside Ryan Phillippe. The 30-year-old hunk was a nutritionist and personal trainer before embarking on a movie career. He says his healthy lifestyle has helped with his new path.

"It was always a passion and still is. It really helped me with all the stuff I've been doing with both Carters I played," he said.

"I don't think I gave myself any kind of back-up plan."

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