Jamie Foxx On Men’s Health To Promote Django Unchained

by on November 25, 2012

Jamie Foxx is on the December cover of Men’s Health Magazine promoting his upcoming film Django Unchained. In the magazine he gives success tips for career and health.

Jamie Foxx also talks about preparing physically to play a slave. He has worked out for years, but prepping to play a slave was different. Read the excerpt below from his Men’s Health Interview:

“In the 1800s, there was no Bally Total Fitness. That was a challenge.” So instead of hiring a standard Hollywood personal trainer, Foxx worked with Jack Manson, who’d spent 7 years as a strength and conditioning coach for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets. “Everything the slaves did was functional,” Manson says. “Picking cotton or swinging a sickle for sugarcane, they were using their backs, using their shoulders.”

Foxx won an Oscar for his performance of the title role in the movie Ray. Of his own success Jamie Foxx tells Men’s Health Magazine:

My success in the past couple of years has been exhilarating. It’s given me that push, that credibility in areas I’ve always wanted to be in,” he says. “Every plan may not come true, but you still put it out there. Set it up, ‘I want to do this, this, and this,’ and hopefully you can see the future.”

Foxx says that in order to stay humble it is important to have conversations with someone with even more success then you. Foxx’s talked of speaking to Clint Eastwood.

“Clint told me he still gets nervous about things. ‘Wow, I hope they like it.’ Here’s a person as accomplished as he is and he’s hungry. It lets you know you’re still taking baby steps.”

Pick up the latest edition of Men’s Health for the full interview!

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