Underwear model turned actor, Alan Ritchson — who plays Gloss, a tribute from District 1 in the film ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ — is clearly trying to move on from his underwear days but he’s not ashamed of his past life.
In fact, Ritchson says it helped him when filming ‘Catching Fire’ in those skin-tight bodysuits.
“For me, I’d walk out in a thong thinking, ‘I’m in costume,’” the actor told E! News.
“It’s like, ‘Hey, I’m ready for the death scene,’ and they’d be like, ‘Uh, we can see part of your crotch.’”
Ritchson — who is also filming another movie ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ reboot — also spoke about how he took modelling jobs to support himself.
“I am going to work as a model, great,” he told The Backlot. “There would be jobs that I take to pay the bills and support me and feed me. There are many times when it was so lean that I could barely eat.”
But he’s still proud of what he did: “The work that I did, I mean, I am not ashamed of. I’m very proud of the work that I did. The work for N2N/International Jock, this is a male lingerie line.
“A lot of people don’t understand that. I mean that’s what I did. I advertised products and I think I did that to the best of my ability.”
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is in theaters now.