It sounds like quite a leap from focusing on vampires in "True Blood" to swooning for Carrie Underwood in "The Sound of Music." But for "True Blood" hottie Stephen Moyer, it's all in a day's work. How did he get in shape for "The Sound of Music?" Find out below.
Moyer enjoys boxing, and works out regularly with a trainer. Talking with Men's Health magazine, he admitted that he needs the trainer to force him to work out hard.
"Cardio is the devil," he groans as he jumps rope. But he's dedicated, doing boxing in addition to a full-out strength routine.
His diet guidelines include:
- Eat seven times a day, but eat small portions.
- Don't use food for emotional reasons. "I certainly act out in other ways, but I don't think eating is one of them," he says.
- Concoct healthy snacks. "I started a habit of eating an apple, a bit of cheese, and some almonds together. Like in Ratatouille, where the rat eats the cheese and goes, 'Mmm.' Then he eats the fruit: 'Mmm.' Then he eats them together and these fireworks go off in his head. Trust me: apple, cheese, almonds. It's bloody good."
In addition, Moyer recommends using Japanese cooking techniques.
"If you go to Japanese restaurants, they use big bamboo steamers to cook their fish," he says. "I do the same, but instead of steaming the fish straight on the bamboo, I put a piece of fish onto a plate inside the steamer. Put ginger on top and a few drops of soy sauce. Steam for 10 minutes, and it comes out unbelievable."
Tip: If you missed the live broadcast on NBC, you can find out about the CD version of "The Sound of Music Live" by clicking here. In addition, the DVD is now available for ordering: Find out more by clicking here.