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'I competed with Vin': Ruby's intense xXx workout

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Playing the fierce sniper Adele Wolff opposite the likes of Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson, Australian actress Ruby Rose had to bring her A-game during the filming of the xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage.

And the 30-year-old has revealed she whipped her body into fine form for the action-packed flick, by establishing a friendly rivalry with her co-star Vin when it came to the grueling training regimes.

Speaking to Be, Ruby says daily workouts and her desire to “compete with Vin” helped her achieve the incredibly ripped physique viewers will see when the film hits screens early next year.

Ruby Rose says Vin Diesel inspired her to train hard for film xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage. Source: Getty
Ruby Rose says Vin Diesel inspired her to train hard for film xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage. Source: Getty

“The gym was every day. It was three or four hours leading up to the film,” she says.

“I just wanted to compete with Vin. So if Vin did five hours, I did five hours. If he did half an hour, I did 31 minutes,” she laughed.

“And both of us, we just saw each other really reacting well to that non-stop training.”

Ruby speaks to Be ahead of the film's release. Source: Yahoo7 Be
Ruby speaks to Be ahead of the film's release. Source: Yahoo7 Be

In terms of what she ate during filming, Ruby says both she and Vin adhered to “incredible diets”.

“We ate all the time, like we’d just keep eating all throughout the day so we didn’t get tired or sick or run down and then it just worked.”

Yes, it sure did!

Ruby looks super fit in the trailer for the upcoming flick, which also stars the likes of Nina Dobrev and Deepika Padukone.

Ruby worked out daily for the role. Source: Instagram
Ruby worked out daily for the role. Source: Instagram

She also admits to doing “all of my own stunts”.

“I love doing stunts and I think that’s part of the reason why I gravitate towards action movies,” she says.

“I cant fathom why to choose to an action film if not to do the stunts because that to me is the highlight, which I guess goes so well with all our characters,” she continued.

“We’re thrill seekers in a way, extreme sports enthusiasts.”

“It’s a lot easier to throw a stunt person on set and so we did a lot of training on one of my scenes in particular which was climbing a tree,” she says about one of her favourite scenes.

“ It looked so good, I just wanted to do it.

“And so I trained and trained and trained and they let me do it. I did it 5 or 6 times and then I think they did a couple more takes as well with the stunt double so they have every angle and option that they need.”

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The movie hits cinemas January 19, 2017, and that wont be the last time we’ll see Ruby on the big screen.

The model and DJ has some other flicks in the pipeline, including Resident Evil: The Final Chapter with Milla Jovovich and John Wick: Chapter Two alongside Keanu Reeves.

Ruby formed a close bond with Vin Diesel. Source: Instagram.
Ruby formed a close bond with Vin Diesel. Source: Instagram.

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