Sam Claflin Lost 40 Pounds for Me Before You and His Abs Are Incredible

Sam Claflin Lost 40 Pounds for <em>Me Before You</em> and His Abs Are Incredible
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Sam Claflin didn't take any shortcuts when it came to playing Will Traynor in Me Before You. The evidence? His Instagram account. Over the past 49 days, he's posted a photo a every day leading up to the film's release, sharing behind-the-scenes snaps with co-stars Emilia Clarke and Matthew Lewis, as well as on-set tidbits. 

For his final post, Claflin revealed that he lost over 40 pounds to portray Will before the accident that left him paralyzed, and he did so with a very sexy shirtless pic. In the 'gram, Clalfin looks incredibly happy as he smiles for the photo on a cliff that we seem him jump off in the trailer

"I had to get myself in peak physical condition to play Will before the accident, and that came along with at least one long and hard daily session in the gym and a very strict diet, with little sleep," he wrote alongside the 'gram. "I shed over 3 stone in the three months I was training, and honestly pushed my personal limits. I'm an actor. I do what I can to make each part I play as believable as I can. To play it honestly. And truthfully. And hope people invest within that character." 

49/50 final thought I had to get myself in peak physical condition to play Will before the accident, and that came along with at least one long and hard daily session in the gym and a very strict diet, with little sleep. It was important for me to show the distinct differences between him before and after the accident, not only emotionally and mentally, but physically too. I shed over 3 stone in the three months I was training, and honestly pushed my personal limits. A lot of people struggle with every day life, and do it alone, I was fortunate to have a wonderful support network around me, guiding me through the process step by step. I'm not saying I'm a hero. I'm merely saying I found it tough and therefore appreciate what other people go through. I'm an actor. I do what I can to make each part I play as believable as I can. To play it honestly. And truthfully. And hope people invest within that character. The two sides of Will, are of course just one person, but I believe we are all made up of many different versions of ourselves. A lot of us haven't been tested the way Will has, but something as life-changing as that, will affect people differently. Every person is different. Everyone deals with circumstance and situation differently. And everyone should be able to make choices in life without judgement or comment. This film is Wills journey. Enjoy your journey. #liveboldly #50daycountdown #willtraynor @mebeforeyouofficial

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We can't wait to see him portray Will in Me Before You!

 
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