Robin Wright took on warrior training for Wonder Woman role

19th May 17 | Fashion

The beautiful blonde now knows "how to canter with sheathes and arrows" thanks to her work on the film.

Robin Wright

Actress Robin Wright pushed her body to the limit to beef up for her warrior role in Wonder Woman.

The 51-year-old star portrays Amazonian fighter General Antiope in the forthcoming DC Comics superhero picture and physically preparing for the hard-hitting role was no easy feat.

"We would do horse riding for an hour, then drive from the stable to the studio and do weight training for an hour -- heavy weights and short reps to build size quickly," she explains to The Edit magazine. "We were trying to do 2-3,000 calories a day: raw oats in smoothies with avocado, whole milk and weight-gain powder, three times a day."

Although her training regimen was difficult, Robin thinks her other co-stars, like leading lady Gal Gadot, had it far worse than she did when it came to stacking up muscles for the movie.

"I only got five weeks (of the hardcore exercise) because I was on (set for my Netflix show) House of Cards and I didn't do half of what the other girls did, because my body wouldn't go there," she notes.

However, Robin found a way to support her fellow castmates through their heavy physical exertion by cheering them on during workout sessions from the sidelines

"I kind of became Mama General: 'Good girls, go, 15 more!'" she recalls, before revealing the Wonder Woman cast also took on weapons training for the film: "We were doing horseback riding in the morning, learning how to canter with sheathes and arrows..."

Wonder Woman, which also stars Chris Pine, is released to U.S. theatres on 2 June (17).

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