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Jesse Metcalfe: Chase “was a pretty gruelling show to shoot”

Jesse Metcalfe on ChaseJesse 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.

Source: UKPA

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Jesse Metcalfe interview with Mirror UK + Josh Baskin Photoshoot

Jesse recently did a great interview with Mirror where he discussed being a sex symbol, being single, and working on his shows “Chase” and “Dallas.” The article also features an amazing new photoshoot with Josh Baskin. Read all about it below!

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He might have one of the best bodies in the business, but that’s not all there is to Jesse Metcalfe.

Yes, in his five years as the sexy gardener on Desperate Housewives he shared his naked torso with women around the world.

But, he insists, there is more to him than meets the eye.

“There is definitely more to me than my physical appearance,” he insists. “But I have to embrace it. It’s not the worst thing in the world, having that sex symbol status.

“You need to have a bit of a sense of humour about yourself, though – I get asked to take my top off on a daily basis.”

So what do his fans actually say, and is he ever tempted? Read More Jesse Metcalfe interview with Mirror UK + Josh Baskin Photoshoot

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Mens Fitness: Jesse Metcalfe breaks down his workout for Chase

Jesse Metcalfe for Mens Fitness May 2011Mens FitnessJESSE METCALFE
Age: 32
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 180 lbs
Body of Work: Chase, John Tucker Must Die, Desperate Housewives

Most guys (and women) know him as the shirtless pool boy from Desperate Housewives. But Jesse Metcalfe has moved on—literally and physically. “My body has developed quite a bit since then,” he says. In the NBC drama Chase, the 32-year-old actor plays a government agent. “These U.S. Marshals, they’re pretty thick,” he says. “They have a swagger about them that only a person with a certain amount of muscle is going to have.” To stay buff , Metcalfe now works out five or six days a week. Three of those workouts are heavy lifts, split by body part: chest and triceps, back and biceps, and shoulders with legs. “I love lifting weights,” he says. “It anchors me in everything that I do.”

But what really gives Metcalfe his edge is MMA training. He works with Freddie Poole at his academy in Dallas, where the show is filmed. “He loves training on all levels,” says Poole, who is also Metcalfe’s stunt double, “but MMA has really helped him to prepare for the show’s hand-to-hand combat scenes.”

“I do a lot of striking and jiu-jitsu . It’s a different form of conditioning.” Metcalfe has added five to seven pounds of muscle since he began sparring. “I start nearly every day with a workout,” he says. “It sets my day in a positive direction, and when you release those endorphins, you just feel good.”

JESSE’S WORKOUT

WARM-UP
Jump Rope
Time: Three minutes
Sets: 3

STRETCH
Time: 10-15 minutes

PAD ROUNDS
Have a partner holding pads call out punches, combos, and movement instructions for you to follow.
Sets: 5-6
Time: Four minutes
Rest: One minute

CONDITIONING ROUNDS
Throw punches as fast as you can for 15 seconds, then as hard as you can for 15 more seconds before resting.
Sets: 3
Time: Two minutes
Rest: 15 seconds

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Access Hollywood Live: Three Things You Don’t Know About Jesse Metcalfe

“Chase” star Jesse Metcalfe divulges little known facts about himself in Access Hollywood Live’s “Three Things You Don’t Know About…” segment. What priceless items does he collect? Also, what is his all-time favorite movie genre?

Source: Access Hollywood