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Dan Stevens Ate Four Roast Dinners a Day to Prepare for His Role in Beauty and the Beast

Dan Stevens Ate Four Roast Dinners a Day to Prepare for His Role in Beauty and the Beast

Dan Stevens prepared for his beastly big-screen role by bulking up to fit into a 40-pound muscle suit

The Beast may growl, but his stomach doesn’t.

Dan Stevens, the British actor known for his role as Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey, will roar onto the big screen this Friday as the Beast in Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. But to fit into (and not waste away under the weight of) a 40-pound muscle suit day in and day out, Stevens had to undergo some pretty grueling bulk training.

The actor told Radio Times Magazine that he prepped by eating four roast dinners every day, a feast that would put Mrs. Potts and Lumière’s lavish hospitality to shame.

“I would overheat, especially when we were dancing, so between takes there was a little tube that could be plugged in to ice-cold water to cool me down,” the 34-year-old actor told Radio Times. “I was honestly eating four roast dinners every day just to keep any form of physicality.”

Stevens had to be strapped into stilts, the 40-pound suit, and a special cooling bag every single day just to properly play the menacing role of the Beast — and that’s before he was put into makeup and costume.

If you’re feeling hungry just reading about Stevens’ dietary plan, check out our cheese soufflé recipe, inspired by the “Be Our Guest” scene in the hit Disney movie.


Quail Eggs made into Scotch Eggs

So many dinners, so little time!

I have moved. With this move I have the freedom to cook to my hearts content again. No restrictions on my muse and creativity. And with this gorgeous view from my windows, well, my muse is highly stoked.

I will post a few recipes soon. But for now, lets just review a few of my creative and beautiful meals I have made in the past few weeks. I even have a new recipe for Pork Roast that tastes like it came from Germany. I just need to make spätzle's to go with it. And believe me, I will for the next time I make this.

Pork Roast with Cabbage, Carrots and Apples in a Raw Apple Cider Vinegar sauce. Better than Sauerkraut!

Recipe will follow soon. But this was really an easy meal to prepare. Would be perfect to slow cook in a crockpot! And since the flavor really reminded me of something my Dad would have made I think serving over Spätzle's would be perfect.

Next is two meals created from left over Gyro meat from lunch at Spiro's Greek Restaurant in Pasadena, FL. I love going to this restaurant as they have a lovely deli and produce market connected to them. I get my Goat Butter, Manouri (Sheep's Milk Cream Cheese) and other lovely sheep and goat cheeses here. They also have fabulous prices on locally harvested produce.


The first is just a Gyro plate of the meat with homemade tzadziki sauce and grape tomatoes.
The second pic is my version of a Greek Omelet with Kashkaval Cheese and Focaccia toast.

Homemade Baked Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole to dip in. These were to die for and super easy to make! I will make and post these again too!

Quail Eggs made into Scotch Eggs

So many dinners, so little time!

I have moved. With this move I have the freedom to cook to my hearts content again. No restrictions on my muse and creativity. And with this gorgeous view from my windows, well, my muse is highly stoked.

I will post a few recipes soon. But for now, lets just review a few of my creative and beautiful meals I have made in the past few weeks. I even have a new recipe for Pork Roast that tastes like it came from Germany. I just need to make spätzle's to go with it. And believe me, I will for the next time I make this.

Pork Roast with Cabbage, Carrots and Apples in a Raw Apple Cider Vinegar sauce. Better than Sauerkraut!

Recipe will follow soon. But this was really an easy meal to prepare. Would be perfect to slow cook in a crockpot! And since the flavor really reminded me of something my Dad would have made I think serving over Spätzle's would be perfect.

Next is two meals created from left over Gyro meat from lunch at Spiro's Greek Restaurant in Pasadena, FL. I love going to this restaurant as they have a lovely deli and produce market connected to them. I get my Goat Butter, Manouri (Sheep's Milk Cream Cheese) and other lovely sheep and goat cheeses here. They also have fabulous prices on locally harvested produce.


The first is just a Gyro plate of the meat with homemade tzadziki sauce and grape tomatoes.
The second pic is my version of a Greek Omelet with Kashkaval Cheese and Focaccia toast.

Homemade Baked Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole to dip in. These were to die for and super easy to make! I will make and post these again too!

Quail Eggs made into Scotch Eggs

So many dinners, so little time!

I have moved. With this move I have the freedom to cook to my hearts content again. No restrictions on my muse and creativity. And with this gorgeous view from my windows, well, my muse is highly stoked.

I will post a few recipes soon. But for now, lets just review a few of my creative and beautiful meals I have made in the past few weeks. I even have a new recipe for Pork Roast that tastes like it came from Germany. I just need to make spätzle's to go with it. And believe me, I will for the next time I make this.

Pork Roast with Cabbage, Carrots and Apples in a Raw Apple Cider Vinegar sauce. Better than Sauerkraut!

Recipe will follow soon. But this was really an easy meal to prepare. Would be perfect to slow cook in a crockpot! And since the flavor really reminded me of something my Dad would have made I think serving over Spätzle's would be perfect.

Next is two meals created from left over Gyro meat from lunch at Spiro's Greek Restaurant in Pasadena, FL. I love going to this restaurant as they have a lovely deli and produce market connected to them. I get my Goat Butter, Manouri (Sheep's Milk Cream Cheese) and other lovely sheep and goat cheeses here. They also have fabulous prices on locally harvested produce.


The first is just a Gyro plate of the meat with homemade tzadziki sauce and grape tomatoes.
The second pic is my version of a Greek Omelet with Kashkaval Cheese and Focaccia toast.

Homemade Baked Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole to dip in. These were to die for and super easy to make! I will make and post these again too!

Quail Eggs made into Scotch Eggs

So many dinners, so little time!

I have moved. With this move I have the freedom to cook to my hearts content again. No restrictions on my muse and creativity. And with this gorgeous view from my windows, well, my muse is highly stoked.

I will post a few recipes soon. But for now, lets just review a few of my creative and beautiful meals I have made in the past few weeks. I even have a new recipe for Pork Roast that tastes like it came from Germany. I just need to make spätzle's to go with it. And believe me, I will for the next time I make this.

Pork Roast with Cabbage, Carrots and Apples in a Raw Apple Cider Vinegar sauce. Better than Sauerkraut!

Recipe will follow soon. But this was really an easy meal to prepare. Would be perfect to slow cook in a crockpot! And since the flavor really reminded me of something my Dad would have made I think serving over Spätzle's would be perfect.

Next is two meals created from left over Gyro meat from lunch at Spiro's Greek Restaurant in Pasadena, FL. I love going to this restaurant as they have a lovely deli and produce market connected to them. I get my Goat Butter, Manouri (Sheep's Milk Cream Cheese) and other lovely sheep and goat cheeses here. They also have fabulous prices on locally harvested produce.


The first is just a Gyro plate of the meat with homemade tzadziki sauce and grape tomatoes.
The second pic is my version of a Greek Omelet with Kashkaval Cheese and Focaccia toast.

Homemade Baked Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole to dip in. These were to die for and super easy to make! I will make and post these again too!

Quail Eggs made into Scotch Eggs

So many dinners, so little time!

I have moved. With this move I have the freedom to cook to my hearts content again. No restrictions on my muse and creativity. And with this gorgeous view from my windows, well, my muse is highly stoked.

I will post a few recipes soon. But for now, lets just review a few of my creative and beautiful meals I have made in the past few weeks. I even have a new recipe for Pork Roast that tastes like it came from Germany. I just need to make spätzle's to go with it. And believe me, I will for the next time I make this.

Pork Roast with Cabbage, Carrots and Apples in a Raw Apple Cider Vinegar sauce. Better than Sauerkraut!

Recipe will follow soon. But this was really an easy meal to prepare. Would be perfect to slow cook in a crockpot! And since the flavor really reminded me of something my Dad would have made I think serving over Spätzle's would be perfect.

Next is two meals created from left over Gyro meat from lunch at Spiro's Greek Restaurant in Pasadena, FL. I love going to this restaurant as they have a lovely deli and produce market connected to them. I get my Goat Butter, Manouri (Sheep's Milk Cream Cheese) and other lovely sheep and goat cheeses here. They also have fabulous prices on locally harvested produce.


The first is just a Gyro plate of the meat with homemade tzadziki sauce and grape tomatoes.
The second pic is my version of a Greek Omelet with Kashkaval Cheese and Focaccia toast.

Homemade Baked Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole to dip in. These were to die for and super easy to make! I will make and post these again too!

Quail Eggs made into Scotch Eggs

So many dinners, so little time!

I have moved. With this move I have the freedom to cook to my hearts content again. No restrictions on my muse and creativity. And with this gorgeous view from my windows, well, my muse is highly stoked.

I will post a few recipes soon. But for now, lets just review a few of my creative and beautiful meals I have made in the past few weeks. I even have a new recipe for Pork Roast that tastes like it came from Germany. I just need to make spätzle's to go with it. And believe me, I will for the next time I make this.

Pork Roast with Cabbage, Carrots and Apples in a Raw Apple Cider Vinegar sauce. Better than Sauerkraut!

Recipe will follow soon. But this was really an easy meal to prepare. Would be perfect to slow cook in a crockpot! And since the flavor really reminded me of something my Dad would have made I think serving over Spätzle's would be perfect.

Next is two meals created from left over Gyro meat from lunch at Spiro's Greek Restaurant in Pasadena, FL. I love going to this restaurant as they have a lovely deli and produce market connected to them. I get my Goat Butter, Manouri (Sheep's Milk Cream Cheese) and other lovely sheep and goat cheeses here. They also have fabulous prices on locally harvested produce.


The first is just a Gyro plate of the meat with homemade tzadziki sauce and grape tomatoes.
The second pic is my version of a Greek Omelet with Kashkaval Cheese and Focaccia toast.

Homemade Baked Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole to dip in. These were to die for and super easy to make! I will make and post these again too!

Quail Eggs made into Scotch Eggs

So many dinners, so little time!

I have moved. With this move I have the freedom to cook to my hearts content again. No restrictions on my muse and creativity. And with this gorgeous view from my windows, well, my muse is highly stoked.

I will post a few recipes soon. But for now, lets just review a few of my creative and beautiful meals I have made in the past few weeks. I even have a new recipe for Pork Roast that tastes like it came from Germany. I just need to make spätzle's to go with it. And believe me, I will for the next time I make this.

Pork Roast with Cabbage, Carrots and Apples in a Raw Apple Cider Vinegar sauce. Better than Sauerkraut!

Recipe will follow soon. But this was really an easy meal to prepare. Would be perfect to slow cook in a crockpot! And since the flavor really reminded me of something my Dad would have made I think serving over Spätzle's would be perfect.

Next is two meals created from left over Gyro meat from lunch at Spiro's Greek Restaurant in Pasadena, FL. I love going to this restaurant as they have a lovely deli and produce market connected to them. I get my Goat Butter, Manouri (Sheep's Milk Cream Cheese) and other lovely sheep and goat cheeses here. They also have fabulous prices on locally harvested produce.


The first is just a Gyro plate of the meat with homemade tzadziki sauce and grape tomatoes.
The second pic is my version of a Greek Omelet with Kashkaval Cheese and Focaccia toast.

Homemade Baked Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole to dip in. These were to die for and super easy to make! I will make and post these again too!

Quail Eggs made into Scotch Eggs

So many dinners, so little time!

I have moved. With this move I have the freedom to cook to my hearts content again. No restrictions on my muse and creativity. And with this gorgeous view from my windows, well, my muse is highly stoked.

I will post a few recipes soon. But for now, lets just review a few of my creative and beautiful meals I have made in the past few weeks. I even have a new recipe for Pork Roast that tastes like it came from Germany. I just need to make spätzle's to go with it. And believe me, I will for the next time I make this.

Pork Roast with Cabbage, Carrots and Apples in a Raw Apple Cider Vinegar sauce. Better than Sauerkraut!

Recipe will follow soon. But this was really an easy meal to prepare. Would be perfect to slow cook in a crockpot! And since the flavor really reminded me of something my Dad would have made I think serving over Spätzle's would be perfect.

Next is two meals created from left over Gyro meat from lunch at Spiro's Greek Restaurant in Pasadena, FL. I love going to this restaurant as they have a lovely deli and produce market connected to them. I get my Goat Butter, Manouri (Sheep's Milk Cream Cheese) and other lovely sheep and goat cheeses here. They also have fabulous prices on locally harvested produce.


The first is just a Gyro plate of the meat with homemade tzadziki sauce and grape tomatoes.
The second pic is my version of a Greek Omelet with Kashkaval Cheese and Focaccia toast.

Homemade Baked Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole to dip in. These were to die for and super easy to make! I will make and post these again too!

Quail Eggs made into Scotch Eggs

So many dinners, so little time!

I have moved. With this move I have the freedom to cook to my hearts content again. No restrictions on my muse and creativity. And with this gorgeous view from my windows, well, my muse is highly stoked.

I will post a few recipes soon. But for now, lets just review a few of my creative and beautiful meals I have made in the past few weeks. I even have a new recipe for Pork Roast that tastes like it came from Germany. I just need to make spätzle's to go with it. And believe me, I will for the next time I make this.

Pork Roast with Cabbage, Carrots and Apples in a Raw Apple Cider Vinegar sauce. Better than Sauerkraut!

Recipe will follow soon. But this was really an easy meal to prepare. Would be perfect to slow cook in a crockpot! And since the flavor really reminded me of something my Dad would have made I think serving over Spätzle's would be perfect.

Next is two meals created from left over Gyro meat from lunch at Spiro's Greek Restaurant in Pasadena, FL. I love going to this restaurant as they have a lovely deli and produce market connected to them. I get my Goat Butter, Manouri (Sheep's Milk Cream Cheese) and other lovely sheep and goat cheeses here. They also have fabulous prices on locally harvested produce.


The first is just a Gyro plate of the meat with homemade tzadziki sauce and grape tomatoes.
The second pic is my version of a Greek Omelet with Kashkaval Cheese and Focaccia toast.

Homemade Baked Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole to dip in. These were to die for and super easy to make! I will make and post these again too!

Quail Eggs made into Scotch Eggs

So many dinners, so little time!

I have moved. With this move I have the freedom to cook to my hearts content again. No restrictions on my muse and creativity. And with this gorgeous view from my windows, well, my muse is highly stoked.

I will post a few recipes soon. But for now, lets just review a few of my creative and beautiful meals I have made in the past few weeks. I even have a new recipe for Pork Roast that tastes like it came from Germany. I just need to make spätzle's to go with it. And believe me, I will for the next time I make this.

Pork Roast with Cabbage, Carrots and Apples in a Raw Apple Cider Vinegar sauce. Better than Sauerkraut!

Recipe will follow soon. But this was really an easy meal to prepare. Would be perfect to slow cook in a crockpot! And since the flavor really reminded me of something my Dad would have made I think serving over Spätzle's would be perfect.

Next is two meals created from left over Gyro meat from lunch at Spiro's Greek Restaurant in Pasadena, FL. I love going to this restaurant as they have a lovely deli and produce market connected to them. I get my Goat Butter, Manouri (Sheep's Milk Cream Cheese) and other lovely sheep and goat cheeses here. They also have fabulous prices on locally harvested produce.


The first is just a Gyro plate of the meat with homemade tzadziki sauce and grape tomatoes.
The second pic is my version of a Greek Omelet with Kashkaval Cheese and Focaccia toast.

Homemade Baked Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole to dip in. These were to die for and super easy to make! I will make and post these again too!