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Zachary Levi Denies Wearing Fake Muscles For Shazam!

December 5, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Shazam Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi did a new interview with Variety and discussed his upcoming debut in the DCEU as Shazam!. Highlights are below:

On the film’s cinematic comparisons: “It’s very much like ‘Superman’ meets ‘Big,’ The film is about wish fulfillment, and I’m kind of living out my own wish fulfillment, so it’s just layers and layers of awesome.”

On rumors that he had a fake muscle suit: “Does it look fake to you? Come on! [laughs]”

On the film getting him in shape: “I immediately put on about 24 pounds and then we carved that down in about half, so I’ve been hovering around 215 pounds, and I’m in the best shape of my life and stronger and happier and healthier than I’ve ever been. Honestly, that’s the stuff that I’m most ecstatic about, which is just the level of health that I’ve gotten to — mental health, emotional health, spiritual health, physical health — I am so jazzed about that and I want to keep talking about that, particularly mental health…I just feel like we’re in a place, particularly nowadays, where people need to be encouraged and informed on what self-love is, and to go and genuinely embrace themselves and love themselves, so I’m really happy about all of that.”

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