American Actor, Eric Marlon Bishop also known for his stage name as Jamie Foxx is currently going through a body transformation for the role in an upcoming flick where he plays the legendary boxer Mike Tyson.
The 52-year-old bulked up his upper body quite impressively as he geared up for the role as a former heavyweight champion boxer in Mike Tyson’s biopic.
Initially, fans were a bit skeptical on whether the project would actually come to fruition.
“It’s a definitive yes. Doing biographies is a tough thing. Sometimes it takes 20 years to get them done, but we officially got the real ball rolling,” he said.
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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!
The multi-talented actor first met Tyson as a 22-year-old when he was still doing stand-up comedy. While discussing his journey to body transformation, Foxx revealed he had to work out every day to stay in shape and bulk up ahead of the role. As for his lower body, Foxx was quick to make fun of himself as he suggested he might need a little help with that. “I don’t have any calf muscles, so we might have to get some prosthetics for that,” he said. This is not the first time the actor is taking part in a biopic role.
In 2004, he won best actor for his impressive performances as Ray Charles in the acclaimed 2004 biopic Ray.