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  • Did you eat breakfast this morning?

  • I did.

  • He did.

  • I did.

  • What's this thing with you and Dr Oz?

  • You know, I was literally walking out, if I think a dentist appointment and Beverly Hills and I was getting in my car and a guy stuck a camera in my face.

  • It was like, What did you think about Dr?

  • Are telling you not to eat breakfast, and I don't care what doctor has to say.

  • You know, I had never met him and never spoke with him.

  • I kind of like old school routine guy.

  • Whatever I have to do for the part that I'm training for is what I did.

  • So that's putting on weight or losing weight of liquid diets have been £212 £137.

  • So whatever I have to do, I do.

  • And then it just kind of started this whole thing and it took on a life of its own.

  • So then he started talking about one of the workout with me, and I said I'd gladly, uh, you know, put him on a defibrillator if you try to work out with me, and then we actually connected yesterday and we worked out together.

  • I don't think he knew what he was getting himself into, but he was a trouper.

  • And I do.

  • It's funny because I just trained for a movie where for six months I was super disciplined, didn't have a drop of wine, didn't have any car, was anything but I was eating 78 meals a day and everyone was loaded with protein.

  • And I got a little bit of a leaky gut.

  • So it was like I went on the cleanse.

  • I did the bone broth cleanse, and you've been plant based for, like, three weeks now.

  • Um, but I still had a big work breakfast before the work out, right?

  • And, uh, you know, But I'm definitely more conscious.

  • If I wasn't working or preparing for a role, I would I would.

  • I wouldn't say that I wouldn't eat or intimate and fast for 12 hours.

  • It's not necessarily my thing, but I understand how it works.

  • And I lost £10 in, like, five days.

  • So let me ask you this.

  • Did you beat him down a little bit?

  • Oh, I squashed him like great.

  • That poor thing.

  • He didn't know what was happening.

  • You really didn't have seen new.

  • He's huffing and puffing and breathing.

  • His crew was there and they were all worried about him.

  • And we did the first loop.

  • We're about 45.

  • We did the first loop and he thought it was over.

  • It was like I wasn't that bad, but we're just having a 45 2nd water breaking.

  • We're right back to the grind.

  • We still got another half an hour to go, but it was a truly sent me a message today saying Thanks for letting me play in my sandbox And he said he he's sore and muscles that he didn't know he had.

  • He didn't know the names of those muscles that he had to look him up, but But he was a great sport.

  • I love what he's doing.

  • I mean, he's really, you know, he's dedicated his life to getting people To be healthier makes people happier.

  • So let's talk about Spencer.

  • Did you watch Spencer for hire when you were kids?

  • Of course.

  • Of course.

  • I mean that and the brings jobs bring shot movie with the only really kind of recognizable places in Boston, and I would see on screen so fell in love with the Siri's.

  • This is based on the book, not the Siri's, but, yeah, I loved it.

  • I mean, you know, and I was also a big cinema guy.

  • My dad was a truck driver.

  • He would take me to the movies every day, would see movies that were a little inappropriate for me, but But it's still, you know, that was our thing.

  • And I, you know, I got introduced.

  • Robert Ryan, John Garfield, Jimmy Cagney, Steve McQueen.

  • Guys like that.

  • So I had this year's love.

  • Did you think then I want to do that?

  • No, absolutely.

  • It was impossible.

  • Nobody nobody from Boston had ever left certainly from my neighborhood, never left and gone on to be in the movies or on television.

  • So it was like, Okay, if I'm not gonna be an athlete, I'm gonna be a cop.

  • Gonna be a crook.

  • I mean, you know, you only have so many choices there, and it's funny because that was the mentality.

  • Even though you think about it, some of the best you know, educational institutes in the world are all right there, but didn't really seem like they were accessible to us.

  • So it wasn't until I had became successful in music.

  • And then I met Penny Marshall, who gave me my first shot.

  • And then, of course, once I once I had that first acting experience, I didn't want to do anything else.

  • I really felt like I had found my niche.

  • Yeah, let's talk about Spencer a little bit.

  • Um, for people who don't remember the television, Siri's you're a cop, gets incarcerated, gets framed, gets out and you basically can't say no to injustice.

  • Yeah, innocent people getting wrong.

  • It's one of those things where But in this he doesn't get framed.

  • He actually says, You know what?

  • No, I'm gonna take it upon myself to basically right a wrong There was, Ah, homicide investigation.

  • That's kind of being swept under the rug by some higher ups in the department.

  • So I go to them and confront them, and I see that he is not a good, honest cop.

  • So I take the law into my own hands and put my hands on him and the ends up.

  • Getting five years survives in general, population gets out, is about to leave and of course, gets sucked back in.

  • And it's a great character, reluctant hero that people can really root for.

  • Ah, lot of humor, a lot of heart.

  • And there's some steaks there, so I think people thoroughly enjoying it.

  • The, um when you go back to Boston and shoot a Serie A movie like this and it's about dirty Boston cops.

  • So they say, Does it have to be about dirty Boston cops again?

  • Yeah, there is a little bit of that.

  • But then there's also, you know, appreciation because we're bringing a lot of jobs there.

  • Um, you know, it's my hometown.

  • We literally shot you.

  • Talk about coming full circle.

  • We shot a 24 Pebble Street, which was Alan Arkin's characters home, and I lived at 25 Papal Street.

  • So we're sitting on my stoop where I would sneak out at night to steal my mom's car or do things that I wasn't supposed to do.

  • And now here I was producing and starring in a film and, you know, creating hundreds of jobs for people and hopefully inspiring inner city kids and at risk youth and kids like myself that anything is possible.

  • And no matter where you starting, you know, to aspire to, uh, you know, achieve your goals, right?

  • As you're sitting on the stoop and you're seeing lights set crews all over the place, tables everywhere.

  • It's a lot.

  • A lot of stuff going on.

  • Just that set, even a picture in a movie.

  • What did you was there a pinch yourself moment?

  • Or just like I can't freaking believe.

  • Oh, there was quite a few, because being there, you know?

  • I mean, I have so many memories of being right there on that stoop.

  • Um, it's pretty remarkable.

  • Yeah, yeah, a full confession.

  • 11 o'clock at night.

  • It's time to go to bed.

  • My wife says, I'm heading off.

  • I said, I'm just gonna You know, sir, if Ted's on, I can't not watch to go.

  • It's a problem.

  • It's a good 1 50 may need to be like a Ted's Anonymous.

  • Need a 12 step program.

  • It doesn't matter if it's one or two.

  • Yeah, I text my son's head.

  • Yeah, it's one of those things where I mean, I remember, like, just we hadn't talked to each other since the fighter s o.

  • I had gotten a call about the movie.

  • Uh, from Ari Emanuel, who also happened to be Seth Macfarlane's agent and says, I got this.

  • I got the next movie for you.

  • It's about a guy, that teddy bear basically hang up the phone and then he's like, No, I'm telling you the script is fantastic.

  • You got to read the script, he said.

  • It will be like it would be like the experience of you reading Boogie Nights like this could be the greatest thing ever or could be the worst thing ever.

  • But there's a good chance that could be fantastic.

  • So I then read the script, met with Seth, committed to making the movie.

  • I saw the test with the Bear, and I thought, If we pull this off, this could be great This was one of the great buddy comedies that I had ever read, and then we're driving to the Oscars and my wife is like, uh, what do you do next?

  • I said, We're trying to explain It's a hard movie because you have been nominated.

  • Yeah, so it's a hard movie to pitch and she said, Well, enjoy tonight because you'll never be back to the Oscars on I haven't been nominated sense, But But, uh uh, Seth was, I think Seth hosted and Ted and I appeared and we presented at the Oscars.

  • But still, it's the most successful already comedy of all time.

  • And if I if I turned on it anytime I cannot help but sit there and watch it and just laugh out loud, it was absolutely history.

  • It's so fantastically inappropriate.

  • Yes.

  • Oh God.

  • When he It's funny because I was just meeting with the supermarket chain, high end convenience store, Healthy Convenience stores in Oregon, and the first thing they started talking about was Ted and people doing inappropriate stuff in the freezer and, you know, parsnips and selling a family of four.

  • And it's like in the guy getting it, Ted, literally not wanting the jobs were saying whatever you can to the boss and he gets a promotion and a raise and right, should there be a Ted three?

  • Um, you know, it's one of those things where Ted to wasn't as good as Ted.

  • Let's just be honest there, parts of Ted, too.

  • But, you know, Ted, one was a classic.

  • So I think it's one of those things where I don't know if we could make it as good or better than the first, and it's worth exploring.

  • But right now, now, did you bring Spencer the Netflix, or did Netflix call you and say What?

  • Did you know they had it?

  • Um, Numerous had been talking to me about it and asked me if I wanted to do it.

  • Pete and I obviously we're like brothers now.

  • Yeah.

  • So this is our fifth film together.

  • And Brian Helgeland, who's a fantastic writer.

  • So we just said, You know, let's take a look at it.

  • And you fell in love with the script in the idea of making that movie.

  • Yeah.

  • I love the woman who plays your love interest.

  • Yes.

  • Allies Film?

  • Yeah, she's very funny.

  • There.

  • Some Ted like aspects.

  • She's got the Boston.

  • The tough Boston girl thing down.

  • Yes.

  • So if you think about Ted's girlfriend or, you know, the Sisters and Fighter Award Ekland girls and then and then her.

  • Yeah, she's She's right up there with him.

  • Yeah, you could do anything.

  • You've your movies have grossed more than $5 billion.

  • You have a zillion businesses or you're the gym business.

  • You've got a supplement business, sports nutrition, restaurant, restaurant Walberg.

  • Harve isn't right.

  • Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

  • How do you figure out what to do?

  • I want to do things that I'm passionate about.

  • And then I can I don't know.

  • I don't do anything passive.

  • I'm not saying okay, if I could bring real, you know, be a great strategic partner, bring real value to the to the equation, then, yes.

  • And it's something that I've got to be passionate about and with fit anything with fitness and health and wellness is just a direct extension of who I am.

  • That's why I clicked so much with Dr Oz.

  • And, you know, if we could, you know, motivate inspire people to be healthier, they're gonna be happier and feel good.

  • And when I wanna look good and that's it's a beautiful thing, you know, life is his pressure.

  • So why not try toe, you know, extended as long as possible, But things that I can really be involved with and also being involved with important up with real serious adults in that space, you know, because I think the restaurant business the first time I've been in that business, um, you know, learning as you go.

  • You know, everything has been a growing, you know, and learning experience in a challenge.

  • So, man, um, I'm very curious about your routine because as I've read different pieces about you, there's the 2 30 in the morning.

  • Maybe it's 3 30 in the morning is the workout.

  • But the thing I'm most intrigued by is that you take time every day to pray.

  • That's the most important thing I take a day off.

  • I take two days a week off from the gym.

  • Now I don't take a day off from getting on my hands and my knees, reading my prayer book in my daily devotionals and, you know, first of all, expressing the gratitude that I have for all the blessings that have been bestowed upon me And then, of course, asking for the strength and guidance, um, to be able to use the towns and gifts that God has given me to help others and inspire and know what right isn't to do.

  • So.

  • Don't be a better best husband.

  • I could be best father.

  • I could be.

  • You know, it's funny because as any people along the way, and I add people to my prayers.

  • If I see somebody in public ire that I read in the newspaper of somebody that struggling somebody that has a child that you know, health issue, stuff like that.

  • I add them to my prayers, and I usually end up keeping in my prayers.

  • So it's now it's now, like, what?

  • 20 minutes of praying, actual praying and then you know, my reading and stuff like that, right?

  • Do you have favorite Scripture?

  • Uh, you know, the daily devotional every day.

  • I think you know the idea of being good soil bearing good fruit.

  • You know where it sprinkled, how it's used, how you absorb that information.

  • Do you really retain that information yet?

  • Those air, the more powerful things.

  • How does it inform your day?

  • It just puts things in perspective, you know?

  • I mean, I'm I remind myself every day how fortunate I am, um, and how blessed I am and how so many people are not.

  • And to be able to just kind of, you know, remind myself what I should be doing, how I should be doing it, you know, to be a positive, productive member of the community and the church.

  • Um It's just it's it's what's keeping me going.

  • I think if I've been put in this position for a reason, it's not to forget about where I came from.

  • You know I have to utilize these hounds and gifts that have been given to me to help others to inspire others.

  • Um, so that's a challenge.

  • Because if you're giving all these, if you're given all these things and you don't do the right thing with him, it's not gonna be good.

  • There is a verse in the Bible that says too much to whom much has been given.

  • Much is not expected, but actually require Yes, of course.

  • And you think about those talents and gifts that you were given.

  • You know, somebody was given 11 little gift and talent, and he didn't want to take any risk.

  • You didn't go and utilize it and get 10 fold on his on his investment, uh, buried in the ground.

  • And God didn't like that.

  • It was not impressed.

  • No, not at all.

  • It's amazing to me to be in the business you're in, and for us to be sitting here having this conversation.

  • Does anybody ever ask you about it.

  • Does anybody ever say any of your colleagues say what do you get out of it?

  • Or does anybody ever say I read about you doing all this stuff?

  • Yeah.

  • Look, I don't I will not hide the fact that I love the Lord.

  • You know, I want to be committed to serving Lord, but I also don't jam it down anybody's throat.

  • But it's better to never have known God than to, you know, deny God.

  • That's that's not a good look.

  • You know, that's not a good look.

  • So that being said, you know, there are people that I'm close to, that I will send devotion devotionals to try to encourage them.

  • You know, it's like when people dealing with loss and, you know, it seems like now, as 48 years old, dealing with a lot more lost.

  • Now, um, then I ever had It seems like every other day losing somebody that I know that I'm close to, um and so you know, when people are dealing with loss and knowing that, you know, it could be devastating to somebody.

  • But also what comfort enjoy Does it bring when you know that there is something else.

  • You know, there is now no more pain, no more suffering.

  • An eternity of love and joy and all those things.

  • And even if you live 250 life is still short, right?

  • So I don't know.