The 29-year-old actor made his name as geeky teenager Kenny in We are the millers alongside Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston and Emma Roberts in 2013.
He continued to stare at him The Maze Runner, war machine and Black Mirror: Bandersnatchbut it’s his upcoming role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 — and his stunning transformation that has got fans talking.
Share a clip of Poulter playing Kenny before switching to a more recent take of him Why didn’t you ask Evans? and a shot from San Diego Comic Con, TikTok user @jasminedarya wrote, “My brain literally doesn’t understand this man’s transformation.”
And it seems other movie fans agree, with another TikTok user writing, “Is this the same person?”
Another said, “When actors get amazing roles, there’s no choice but to GLOW UP.”
While a third commented: “He looks like his own older brother now.”
Someone else joked, “Kevin Fiege said here’s Adam Warlock and he took it personally.”
Poulter has previously said he wouldn’t recommend anyone walking himself through what he did to get in shape for his part in the upcoming role Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Marvel describes the character as “genetically engineered by scientists to be the perfect being” — which, of course, is a pretty tall order of any actor.
In conversation with The IndependentHe said: “The most important thing is that your mental and physical health must come first and aesthetic goals must be secondary, otherwise you will end up promoting something that is unhealthy and unrealistic if you don’t have the financial resources to support one.” Studios that pays for your meals and workouts.
“I’m in a very privileged position in that regard, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone to do what I did to prepare for this job.”
Poulter went on to explain that he is now in the “maintenance phase” of the transformation process; He explained that he “didn’t eat large amounts of food in too large amounts,” but he also “didn’t cut it” and revealed he hadn’t touched alcohol since the New Year, adding that the “whole social side” of his life “has”. get in the background”.