Jamie Foxx is looking very different these days. The actor is undergoing a complete body transformation for his next movie role, a biopic about Mike Tyson.
The 53-year-old chatted about his new physique Wednesday on Instagram Live.
“Doing biographies is a tough thing,” he said in an interview. “Sometimes it takes 20 years to get them done.”
Foxx portrayed Ray Charles in the 2004 film “Ray,” which won him the Oscar for best actor.
The “Django Unchained” star has been hitting the gym pretty hard in order to develop those bulging upper-body muscles. “Every other day I do 60 pull ups, we do 60 dips, we do 100 pushups — it’s changing the body,” he dished before referencing his lower half.
“I ain’t got no legs,” Foxx confessed. “I ain’t got no calf muscles, so we might have to get some prosthetics for that.” Foxx also jokingly floated the possibility of shooting the biopic only from the waist up.
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The transformation begins… “FINDING MIKE”. It is no secret that I have been pursuing the @miketyson biopic for some time… people always ask me when is it going to happen?… things have finally lined up… A few months ago we started the journey… The first but biggest task is to transform the body… with a regiment of pull-ups dips and push-ups we are off to a pretty good start… we have a ways to go but God willing… yesterday on my good friends @markbirnbaum show. I shared these early pics of the process… like I said we have a ways to go… But I am prepared to get there! #swipeleft TYSON!
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After proudly flashing a photo of his current progress, for which Birnbaum praised him for looking like a young Tyson, Foxx admitted he still has ways to go.
The “Blame It” singer revealed he needs to tip the scales at 216 to 235 pounds when they start shooting, adding, “We on our way.”
Overall, Foxx is excited to shine a new light on the boxing champion.
“We want to show everybody evolves,” he said. “I think everybody from young and old will be able to understand this man’s journey.”