Train your abs - this was the only instruction given to Taiwanese- British actor Rhydian Vaughan, when he asked what he could do to prepare for his role as a magazine editor in the Chinese box-office hit, Tiny Times.
The 25-year-old actor spoke to My Paper over the phone from Taipei about the film.
Was it tough getting into shape for your role as the suave editor, Gong Ming?
Director Guo Jingming told me that my character is lean, but muscular.
If I went only to the gym, I would have ended up too buff - my muscles would look too big and firm.
Instead, I chose to do yoga, running and skipping - working out for 11/2 hours in the morning and for an hour at night. I also watched my diet, eating less meat, more vegetables and fruit.
I made sure to go to bed and wake up early.