Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton is a now staple in Hollywood. This is all thanks to strong and notable performances on both film and television. During his initial years being an actor, he appeared on some Australian shows. His first recurring role was on Blue Heelers. He also acted in some movies. In the 2000s, he starred on the show The Secret Life of Us. This was followed by a recurring role on Satisfaction and Carla Cametti PD. The following decade, he came to mainstream prominence following the success of the TV series Strike Back. This led him to land notable roles in the films Gangster Squad and Kill Me Three Times. He also starred as Themistocles in the 300 sequel 300: Rise of an Empire. Right now he plays male lead Kurt Weller on the NBC series Blindspot.
The 40-year-old actress works out, obviously, to gain the body he has right now. His starring role in 300: Rise of an Empire also pushed him to work harder. Of course, playing an ancient warrior requires him to bulk up. He even had a six-pack for the role. Of this major physical change, he said: “I never believed I’d have a six-pack, especially not at 35 years old.” He also confessed to working hard in order to develop that kind of physique, saying: “I always thought it was a genetic blessing. It’s not. You just have to be willing to do what it takes.”
To prepare for this, he had his training at a private strength and conditioning facility called Gym Jones. This is where the likes of Gerard Butler and Michael Fassbender also trained to bulk up. “It was nothing like I’ve ever done before,” he said of the training he needed to go through. He added: “I’d go to the gym and look at the sheet that day and say, “Oh, all right, so that’s the workout.” And then they’d say, “No, that’s the warmup.”