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Bad Boys reboot has turned out to be a surprise as the film has not just received critical acclaim but also opened really well. According to Variety, Alexander Ludwig, who plays the 'tech guy' in the Bad Boys franchise opened up on the experience.
"I’m very proud of the decision I made to seek help when I was younger because I needed to. And at the time it was a huge risk for me, both professionally and financially,” Ludwig tells Variety. “I also noticed that when I was struggling, and I was looking at all my mentors, there’d be little snippets here and there like, ‘Oh, this person is sober’ or ‘This person’s sober.’ And that would give me a lot of hope.”
He adds that he hopes being open about his sobriety encourages others to feel less alone in their recovery journeys. While Dorn’s squad mates — played by Vanessa Hudgens and Charles Melton — are out busting arms dealers and criminals, Dorn hangs back as the designated “tech guy,” more comfortable wiring hidden cameras and guiding drones than gunning down baddies.
So, Ludwig did what was most logical for the character: bulk up.
“I knew the only way this joke was really going to work is if I was massive because the bigger he was or the more capable he was of being a beast in the field, the funnier — I thought — that he was in the van,” Ludwig said.
While Ludwig says he has since tossed the Rock-approved regimen out the window since wrapping Bad Boys, he may consider pulling up that email again: He is set to play a wrestler in Heels on Starz.
A fourth Bad Boys film is in development at Sony Pictures.