Jeremy Allen White’s Weight Gain: Did He Really Increase His Weight for ‘The Iron Claw’?

Dec 2, 2022 @ 15:28 GMT-0500
Jeremy Allen White’s Weight Gain: Did He Really Increase His Weight for ‘The Iron Claw’?

Jeremy Allen White, 32, has reportedly undergone 40 pounds of weight gain for his upcoming movie titled The Iron Claw, which is based on the true story of the pro wrestler, Von Erich's family. Zac Efron, who plays the role of Kevin Von Erich in the same film, advised the 5′ 7′′ ft actor to get hard training for the role and gain good mass.

Jeremy Allen White (born February 17, 1991, in Brooklyn, New York) is a film and television actor from the United States. He is best known for his long-running role on the Showtime dramedy series Shameless (2011–2021) as Phillip "Lip" Gallagher.

Prior to his parent's meeting, White's parents had both relocated to New York City to pursue acting careers. Eloise, his mother, is from North Carolina and has a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. After meeting, performing on stage together for several years, and marrying, the couple gave up their acting careers to support their new family.

White was a dancer in elementary school, specializing in ballet, jazz, and tap. At the age of 13, he had a change of heart and decided to pursue acting after enrolling in a new middle school dance program. He attended the Professional Performing Arts School in high school. Right out of high school, White landed the role of Phillip "Lip" Gallagher on Shameless.

According to the sources. Jeremy Allen White will play legendary professional wrestler Kerry Von Erich in the upcoming film The Iron Claw, for which the actor is rumored to undergo a specific body transformation for the character. He has also gone viral on social media after photos of him from the set of The Iron Claw surfaced showing him looking jacked. As a result, many fans have been curious to know more about his current body transformation and wonder about his weight gain journey.

Previously, we touched on the weight gain efforts of The Weeknd and Lacey Chabert.

Jeremy Allen White’s Weight Gain: The 32-Year-Old Actor Is Said to Have Gained 40 Pounds for His Upcoming Movie, The Iron Claw!

Jeremy Allen White (@jeremyallenwhitefinally), 31, is already the internet's hubby thanks to his beloved role on FX's The Bear, but that title will only grow stronger when White muscles up for A24's The Iron Claw. White plays wrestler Kerry Von Erich in Sean Durkin's drama, The Iron Claw, which also stars Zac Efron (@zacefron) and Harris Dickinson. According to GQ magazine, the actor has undergone 40 pounds of muscle weight gain for the role.

Following the explosive success of The Bears, the 5′ 7″ ft actor was approached for a number of projects. And following the show's unexpected success, White received four scripts from A24's The Iron Claw, for which he is said to put on massive weight.

The Iron Claw, directed by Sean Durkin, is based on the true story of pro wrestling's Von Erich family. Along with White, the other members of the family are displayed by Efron as Kevin Von Erich, the only survivor of the five brothers, and Dickinson as the late wrestler David Von Erich, who passed away from acute enteritis in 1984 at the age of 25.

Stepping into the Texas Tornado's boots meant White needed to muscle up to look the part. According to White, Efron used to send him a really lovely note after he was cast in the movie, advising him to get training really hard for the role. White took that advice to heart, and as result, he gained 40 pounds of muscle during his body transformation.

It's something Efron has been doing as well, with photos of him in character as Kevin going viral, leaving fans stunned by the actor's sculpted body. Efron has also released a photo of himself doing a dropkick in the first trailer for the film, though we have yet to see White in the role of Kerry.

Jeremy Allen White and Addison Timlin’s Children!

Jeremy Allen White and Addison Timlin had children before they married. Timlin announced her and White's pregnancy with a birthday Instagram selfie of the two holding her baby bump on June 29, 2018. Ezer Billie White, their first child, was born on October 20, 2018.

"Ezer Billie White 10.20.2018 Welcome to the world baby girl, it just got so much brighter" Timlin captioned two photos, one of White holding his daughter against his bare chest and the other of the new mother and her baby resting in a hospital bed.

Two years later, the couple announced they were expecting another child, and their second daughter was born on December 12, 2020. Timlin announced the birth of their child with a photo of herself breastfeeding her newborn. In part, she wrote, "Dolores Wild White was born on December 12, 2020, just in time to save the year. She is the answer to 1000 prayers, and we adore her ."

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