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    Hobbit Star Luke Evans Talks Losing 26 Pounds and Wearing a Miniskirt

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    Luke Evans may be talking about wearing a miniskirt inside the December issue of Men's Health, but the 34-year-old Hobbit hottie is still making us swoon.

    The 34-year-old Welsh actor looks handsome as ever in the publication's cover shot, showing off his bulging biceps in an army green T-shirt and jeans while opening up about his workout routine, the scariest moment in his acting career and the reason why you won't find him on social media. 

    After a decade on stage, Evans made the tough transition to film, and the actor recalls being thrown onto the set of the 2010 flick Clash of the Titans, feeling utterly clueless.

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    Luke Evans, Men's Health Julian Broad/Men’s Health

    "It was the scariest thing I've ever done," he confessed to Men's Health. "I had no knowledge. All the jargon they use on set—I had no clue. And the first day on Clash of the Titans, I was working with Liam Neeson...I'm thinking, 'OK, just act. Just do what you know you can do.' And it just picked up from there. It is a constant learning curve."

    Just over one year later, the Raven stud starred alongside Henry Cavill as Zeus in Immortals, a role which required Evans to shed 26 pounds.

    "I had to be basically naked, wearing a miniskirt for the whole film," he said of his reason for dropping the weight.

    Luckily, fitness is a "release" for the actor, and he insists he doesn't need any motivation to hit the gym.

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    "The gym is somewhere you can go to just forget for an hour what you do for a living, what you are doing on a daily basis," he explained. "You just turn up and get on with it. Unless somebody comes up to you and asks you for a photograph. And then you remember—actually, you're Dracula."

    But don't expect to see the Hollywood hunk hitting the treadmill:

    "It's stupid," he said. "I want to see things move past my face if I'm running."

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    As for why you won't find Evans tweeting shirtless selfies or joining Instagram anytime soon?

    "For your own self-respect and sanity, your creative freedom, you have to be careful that you don't rely too much on other people's opinions of what you do, because it can stunt and inhibit you," he said. "You can read 50 great things about yourself, but the one bad thing will be what you remember most."

    The December issue of Men's Health is available on newsstands nationwide Nov. 19.

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