Pablo Schreiber is not a naturally jacked individual. Though he’s taller than most Hollywood action stars at six foot three, his natural frame runs thin. And that just won’t do for Halo‘s Master Chief in a storyline that, for once, requires him to remove his armor from time to time. So in a new behind-the-scenes video released by Paramount+, we get to see just how he maintains that bulk. What’s his Halo workout?
It begins with a heavy weight regime at home. Then various jogs and drills with all the Spartans on location in Budapest. A diet that must strictly maintain 40 percent carbs, 40 percent fat, and 20 percent protein. And of course COVID protocols, with a special face shield that attaches to his armor between takes. Take a look:
Fans who’ve already watched the show will notice how different Schreiber is in casual scenes than on the show. This footage makes clear that John 117’s blank-slate persona comes as the result of deliberate acting choices, and not any inability to be natural on camera.
Paramount+ also released a Halo primer video for series newcomers. However, there’s nothing much in it that anyone who’s played a Halo game even once doesn’t already know. Evidently it’s for the handful of sci-fi fans out there who’d never play a video game…and there are some.
Halo airs Thursdays on Paramount+. What do you think of Pablo Schreiber’s work so far? Let us know in comments.
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