September 20, 2010 04:54:52 GMT
The 30-year-old actor was stunned when TV bosses forced him to adhere to a strict cleansing diet and workout regime to get in shape for his role in the new U.S. drama.
Actor Jason Ritter is suffering for his chiseled physique on new U.S. drama "The Event" - TV bosses have forced him to adhere to a strict cleansing diet and workout regime to get in shape. The 30-year-old son of late actor John Ritter was stunned when he signed on to the new series and was asked to shed weight days into shooting.
He says, "I thought I was doing OK and then about two or three days into it they said, 'We got you a gym membership and a private trainer.' And my private trainer said, 'This is the cleanse you'll be on.' I had to be careful what I ate."
But the actor admits the strict diet has sent his energy levels soaring, and he's even mastered a new hip-hop dance routine he does to burn calories. He explains, "The workout was sort of this martial arts mixed with hip-hop... It's called Drenched."