Dominic Cooper has joked that despite his extensive training regime, his physical scenes in his new film have been "absolutely appalling".
The British star plays Henry Sturges in upcoming action-horror film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Dominic underwent a gruelling fitness schedule before tackling the big screen role, but has joked that his strength frustrated director Timur Bekmambetov at times.
"I've been training every day for it, loads, and there's been loads of axe work. He just shot the bit yesterday where I had - I finally got there. I think Timur was deeply disappointed when he first saw me with an axe in my hand, I was meant to spin around my back and then do this elaborate butterfly thing with it and then finish off by cutting a tree down. Which I tried, and attempted, and it looked absolutely appalling," he quipped in an interview with Collider.com. "So I had another chance yesterday and it looked quite good."
Dominic enjoyed the array of period costumes at his disposal. The 34-year-old actor loved seeing his on-screen transformation and admires the team behind the attire.
"The designers are absolutely brilliant, they've been so imaginative. I've done dramas before set in this period, [but] I've not done, or seen, or can think of (and I've seen vampire pieces set in this period) an action, a super big action sequences with these elaborate, wonderful, beautifully structured costumes. It makes it really hard to do, but it looks stunning," he gushed.
"I think Timur is very, very specific with how he wants it to look. All my stuff is really cool, it looks great. He's got this cool, ridiculous, what looks like an '80 pop star hairstyle."
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