That's not to say he doesn't think he's in good shape—anyone with a set of eyes can see that the action star is fit. However, when the Sherlock Holmes director got wind that the actor was claiming he'd done 1,000 push-ups every day to prepare for his role in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, he was not buying it.
E! News' Zuri Hall caught up with the two Brits at the premiere of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
As with so many other action films, the star of King Arthur had a pretty intense workout regimen to get ready for his role.
The Sons of Anarchy star revealed to E! News that on a typical day during shooting, his fitness routine included 1,000 push-ups. We're worn out just thinking about it!
"I mean there were some days I didn't hit the goal and I would try to recoup the next day," the actor told Zuri.
"On the days where I was fighting 14-hours a day, I let myself off and went home, and said 'Okay, let's knock a zero off this equation—100 is good enough for today."
The King Arthur director, however, is calling his bluff.
"I gotta tell you, 1000 push-ups? Not so much. You'll get 50 out of him at the most! And there's like a half an hour break," Ritchie said of his leading man.
The professional soccer player is just one of many stars appearing in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which includes , , and The movie follows a young Arthur, unaware of his destiny, and his rise to the throne.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will be out in theaters everywhere Friday, May 12th, 2017.