Charlie Hunnam's intense "Pacific Rim" workout

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A sci-fi action adventure directed by Guillermo del Toro which is set in a world where soldiers piloting giant robots battle against giant monsters who have mysteriously risen five miles from beneath the ocean. The film is meant to be an homage to Japanese giant monster films, known as Kaiju worldwide. Idris Elba, Ron Perlman & Charlie Day star in primary roles.
July 10th, 2013

Charlie Hunnam spent 14 hours a day, for 27 days, on a cross-trainer while filming 'Pacific Rim'.

The 33-year-old actor - who plays pilot Raleigh Becket in Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi blockbuster - had to muster all his strength while on set as some scenes required him to use the exercise machine for hours at a time.

He told the Metro newspaper: ''There are a bunch of sequences where I pilot the giant robots. They created what was essentially a cross-trainer for us to operate them. It's hard enough to do that for 30 minutes at a time, but I did it 14 hours a day, for 27 days, wearing a 30lb suit. There were moments I thought I wouldn't get through it but it was worth it in the end.''

Hunnam is set to join del Toro in another film, 'Crimson Peak', after the pair decided they made a great team and enjoyed working together.

He added: ''Guillermo and I had a wonderful time working on 'Pacific Rim' and at the end of the movie he said he'd like to work with me again.

''The feeling was mutual and I was very touched to hear that. He called me three months later and said, 'Hi amigo, I have found us another movie to do together.' ''

'Pacific Rim' will be released on Friday (12.07.13).