You have to get up very early in the morning to get as cut as Trevante Rhodes. Like you literally, actually have to get up before dawn if you want to build the same impressive physique as the star of Moonlight, The Predator, and Susanne Bier’s new movie, the postapocalyptic thriller Bird Box (available on Netflix Friday).
“I wake up at 4:30, I meditate, then I go to the gym for a couple hours, do abs, whatever muscle that is for the day, we jog, and we start our day at eight,” Rhodes tells Men’s Health of his highly regimented regimen.
It’s said that successful people start their day at 4 a.m. That’s one among many possible explanations for the increasing success of Rhodes in the last two years following his breakout role in Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning Moonlight. His routine is as good for the body as the soul. “I think it’s kind of like a chicken-and-egg thing,” says Rhodes while discussing Bird Box, his career, and his holistic approach to fitness. “But I think everything starts mentally. Everything starts mentally and spiritually, emotionally, all of those things. Everything is, for me at least, inside out.”
By Andy Crump