No wonder he was cast in We Are Men! Jerry O'Connell was photographed working on the set of his new CBS comedy series on Friday, June 14, wearing nothing but a bright orange speedo.
The 39-year-old actor showed off his skinny, toned bod in the skimpy swimsuit on location in Woodland Hills, Calif. O'Connell gave photographers a view of his lean muscles while chugging a bottle of water in the sun.
We Are Men is about a man named Carter (Chris Smith) who gets left at the altar. He decides to move into a short-term rental complex, where he meets three older, divorced men (O'Connell, Tony Shalhoub and Kal Penn) who give him advice.
At a pop-up stand to promote GoGo squeeZ and the Life is good Playmakers on June 7, O'Connell — who first made a splash as an overweight teen in 1986's Stand By Me — told Us Weekly that his new show is forcing him to stay in shape. "They've got me taking my shirt off all the time, so I had to re-up my gym membership and sort of watch what I eat. Also, having kids sort of keeps you running around all the time," explained the star, who shares 4-year-old twins, Dolly and Charlie, with wife Rebecca Romijn. "I have one very lazy daughter, so I'm always carrying her around—and she's close to 50 pounds. It's called the lazy child workout. I'm going to make a DVD. It's going to be the next P90X."
"I don't use a trainer," he added. "We're saving for college, so there will be no extra expenditures. Even paying for a gym membership is annoying. I'd rather do a prison workout at home."
O'Connell also shared with Us the celebrity whom he admires (and fears!) for his fit bod.
"I mean, look at Hugh Jackman," he said. "I don't know how that guy does it. He's good friends with my wife because they do all of these X-Men movies together and I'm afraid to be around him," he joked. "He's so large. I just keep my head down and only speak when spoken to."
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