Alexander Ludwig has been omnipresent during all The Hunger Games promotional activities that unfurled over the last few months. We didn’t really know much about him before the movie, but he really made his mark playing the role of brutal Cato. The 19-year-old Canadian actor looks quite relaxed on red carpets, often pairing jeans with either plaid shirts or leather jackets. Which is why his Da Man cover for April and May is such an eye opener! He looks impeccable in a suit and actually pulls off slicked, side-parted hair!
Snippets of his interview reveal the transformation he had to undergo to play Cato. He said, “I gained almost 40 pounds of muscle for this role. I’m currently working on getting back to how I was before Cato. As an actor, I feel that it’s important to make a physical commitment to create a character and it’s also important for me to return to my normal self.” We almost applauded that answer. Did you also know that Ludwig was a musician? We had no idea, but he told the magazine, “Check out my new song ‘Liv It Up’ currently available on iTunes! I’ve always been very passionate about music and am currently working on creating an album…” Keep your eye out for this one. We’re wondering if he has anything lined up after The Hunger Games. Cato was his first big role after 2009’s Race To Witch Mountain, FYI. More, please!
[Photo via Da Man]