Jesse Metcalfe has revealed he suffered a bad back and gruelling heat to film new cop show Chase.
The Desperate Housewives hunk plays Luke Watson, the newest recruit to a team of US marshals hunting fugitives in the new Sky show, which was shot in Texas.
Jesse revealed: “It was a pretty gruelling show to shoot, wearing all our tactical gear in that heat made it very taxing.”
Despite the 32-year-old’s very disciplined fitness regime, which includes weight training every day, hiking, running, basketball and boxing, Jesse couldn’t spare himself from pain while on set.
He revealed: “There were quite a few little injuries along the way.
“I had one really bad back injury where I was running through a field, took a pretty bad spill and threw out my lower back.
“That took about three months to get through. It was a process of getting to work every morning, icing my back and stretching.”
But, as the actor points out, Chase is not your standard cop show. Each episode begins with the story of a fugitive carrying out their latest crime, then the race is on for a team of US marshals to track them down.
“It’s more action than talking heads in an office looking over paperwork,” he explains.