Although he plays the ultimate stud on HBO’s Hung, Thomas Jane is just an average guy.
At least that’s what the 41-year-old heart throb tells Men’s Fitness.
“I’m a textbook average guy,” says Jane, who graces the cover of the magazine’s current edition (June/July).
“I’m 5’10”, I wear a model suit size — 40 regular, 32-inch waist pant — and a size 10 shoe. Everything about me is prototypical. Everything. I even have a right-down-the middle-exactly-average c—.”
Well, at least he’s honest.
Here are some more Jane nuggets from the June/July Issue of Men’s Fitness, as provided to the Keeping Fit blog by a PR rep for the magazine.
On how his training saved him from injuries:
“I was cruising down the sidewalk and started fishtailing from side to side. I raced by this guy and went, ‘Woo-o-o-o-o.’ He turned and I started showing off — and the skateboard started to hydroplane and spin out. I flew off the board, tucked my shoulder, hit the ground, did a 360-degree flip, and landed on my feet. If it weren’t for my training, it could have been a hell of a lot worse.”
On training with former Dodgers outfielder Reggie Smith for his role as Mickey Mantle in the 2001 HBO film 61*:
“Reggie had me eating tuna fish in the morning, lunch, evening, snack. Mickey [Mantle] was built like a bull. It wasn’t about definition. Mickey and those guys didn’t have six packs. They were farm boys, corn-fed, and they were big. That’s the kind of look I was going for.”
On his old eating habits:
“On the day I would wrap a movie, my old ritual was to have a six-pack of Guinness and half a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts waiting in my trailer. That was my reward”
On how his trainer, Christine Hazelton, made the gym fun:
“She turned [the gym] into a science — the mystery of how your body actually grows a muscle, the meditative aspect of lifting weights and working through the pain.”
On his humble beginnings:
“Sometimes, I drive my Maserati by park benches that I’ve slept on. I feel a small sense of achievement.”