Actor describes insane diet to play Kerry Von Erich in upcoming ‘Iron Claw’

Jeremy Allen White stars alongside Zac Efron in the film
Photo credit Kevin Winter / Staff

Wrestling fans here in DFW have been patiently awaiting the release of the Von Erich family biopic, ‘The Iron Claw.’ While fans already got a look at star Zac Efron as Kevin Von Erich, the actor who portrays Kerry Von Erich recently revealed what it took to get in shape to look like the iconic wrestler. Jeremy Allen White had to eat an insane amount to bulk up for the film, as he followed a diet plan he could only describe as “gross.”

Bulking up for a movie role has become a normal occurrence for many actors in Hollywood, but to portray the massive Kerry Von Erich, Jeremy Allen White had to go above and beyond. The actor known for starring in ‘Shameless’ and ‘The Bear’ claims he never went through anything like he did to play the man they called the Texas Tornado. According to Movie Web, White’s plan revolved around constant eating and training.

“In the morning, I would have waffles, almond butter. In the middle of the day, I was eating turkey patties and avocado all the time. It's really just gross. You're trying to consume as much as you possibly can, and, to be honest, you don't feel great,” said White. Of course, having Efron around helped, as the actor has transformed his body a number of times for roles. As long as the movie is great, it’ll all be worth it.

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