The 29-year-old actor revealed his bangin' bod via Instagram on Thursday -- sharing that he lost 40 pounds in three months of training for his role in the romance film.
While Claflin's part as a paralyzed man kept him confined to a wheelchair for most of the film, the Me Before You star revealed the hard work it took to get in shape for his character's scenes before his paralyzing accident.
Crediting a strict diet, little sleep, and "long and hard" daily sessions at the gym for his weight loss, Claflin said that making sure his character's dramatic transformation resonated with the audience was definite motivation.
"It was important for me to show the distinct differences between him before and after the accident, not only emotionally and mentally, but physically too," the actor explained. "I shed over 3 stone in the three months I was training, and honestly pushed my personal limits. A lot of people struggle with every day life, and do it alone, I was fortunate to have a wonderful support network around me, guiding me through the process step by step."
The Hunger Games star went on to say that for him, hard work and weight loss is really just part of the job. "I'm an actor. I do what I can to make each part I play as believable as I can. To play it honestly. And truthfully. And hope people invest within that character," he continued. Don't worry Sam, we're definitely invested.
"A lot of us haven't been tested the way Will has, but something as life-changing as that, will affect people differently. Every person is different. Everyone deals with circumstance and situation differently. And everyone should be able to make choices in life without judgement or comment."