“I am unable to make all these requests, like, ‘I would like weights on set,'” he mentioned with a smile, acknowledging he is a little bit of a methods off from having that kind of presence. So, he works round his name occasions, making it “some extent that I’ve to get at the least one hour in, both weights or cardio, earlier than I’m going shoot.” The identical goes for consuming throughout lengthy hours on set, he added. “You set to work with what you bought.”
Which, by the way, is what he is been doing his whole life, taking what he began with and studiously constructing on it.
Bodily talking, his purpose as of late is enhancing his athleticism and agility so he can tackle extra motion—horseback driving, battle scenes, maybe some superhero maneuvers (he is not against such alternatives, MCU and DC)—and be pumped for no matter productions come his method.
Auditioning stays enjoyable for Baena, although he admits it is also the hardest a part of his chosen occupation as a result of there’s such a fast turnaround between discovering out the half exists within the first place and studying for it, in particular person or sending in a tape. “Once you land a movie,” he mentioned, “we’ve much more time to organize for these roles.” However he’s not complaining. Relatively, he is prepared to point out up and put in his 12-hour days.
“I am simply actually comfortable to be working and to be getting these calls,” he mentioned. “Even when I do not land them, I am simply comfortable that persons are pondering of me.”