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The Iron Claw star Jeremy Allen White on keeping Zac Efron on the other side of room while filming - ‘I stood far away from Zac…’

The Iron Claw stars Jeremy Allen White in a pivotal part alongside Zac Efron who leads the film. 

The Iron Claw star Jeremy Allen White on keeping Zac Efron on the other side of room while filming - ‘I stood far away from Zac…’
Jeremy Allen White Talks About The Iron Claw

Last Updated: 02.51 PM, Jun 10, 2024


The world is now set to celebrate the second round of the film based on the life of the iconic Von Erich family as The Iron Claw is all set to have another digital premiere on Lionsgate Play this week. Over the past couple of weeks, ever since the streamer announced the movie's release on their platform, fans of the actors and the Von Erich family in India have been eagerly waiting for the film. We have been bringing you many exciting insights about the film, including the stars' crazy diet and transformations, behind-the-scenes facts, and much more. Meanwhile, Jeremy Allen White, who plays a pivotal role in the movie, has now decided to talk about his experience. 

Jeremy Allen White On Transformation & Zac Efron

Jeremy Allen White, famed for The Bear, has a very emotionally shattering role in The Iron Claw. He plays Kerry Von Erich, the brother known as the Modern Day Warrior, who became a massive name worldwide before he died by suicide. The actor now talks about the role, the preparation that went into it, and the fact that he always maintained a distance from Zac Efron because Efron was the most well-built among them. Read on to know everything about it.

Jeremy Allen White's Insane Transformation For The Iron Claw
Jeremy Allen White's Insane Transformation For The Iron Claw

Talking about the intense physical regime required for his role, The Iron Claw star Jeremy Allen White said, “I looked at a picture of Kerry, it’s pretty daunting. I thought I was in pretty good shape to start with, but he's something else. So I did everything I could. I ate a lot more, lifted a lot. Also, stand far away from Zac, because Zac is definitely the most fit out of all of us, so I tried to keep him on the other side of the room when I had a scene with him.”

Meanwhile, Jeremy Allen White also had to gain 40 pounds to replicate Kerry Von Erich’s physicality. Talking to Esquire, the actor recalled how he was eating all the time and never really stopping. "In the morning, I would have waffles and almond butter. In the middle of the day, I was eating turkey patties and avocado all the time," the Bear star explained. "It's really just gross."

About The Iron Claw On Lionsgate Play

The official announcement by the streamer read, “Step into the wrestling ring and turn the clock all the way back to the 1980s this June. Primetime Emmy Award winner Jeremy Allen White is renowned for playing nuanced characters on screen and has proved his mettle as an actor. All set to return to your screens with another groundbreaking performance, this time embodying the role of Kerry Von Erich in The Iron Claw, he joins the star-studded cast including Zac Efron, Harris Dickinson, Maura Tierney, Stanley Simons, Holt McCallany, and Lily James. A riveting biography directed by Sean Durkin, The Iron Claw will digitally premiere on Lionsgate Play this June 14th.”

The Iron Claw Poster
The Iron Claw Poster

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