It was announced earlier this year that former Home And Away star Lincoln Younes had nabbed a coveted role in the States.
Set to star in the upcoming US show Gran Hotel, directed by Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria, the 26-year-old appears to be living the dream.
And in a new interview with BW on Sunday, the Australian actor has revealed why he decided to ensure he was in peak physical shape for the new gig.
‘One thing I can control and be on top of is my fitness and health’: Former Home And Away star Lincoln Younes reveals why he got ripped to star in Eva Longoria’s new US show
‘I just wanted to give myself the best chance and get myself in the best condition for this role,’ Lincoln told the publication.
‘There’s a lot of things that are out of your control when you are in this industry but one thing I can control and be on top of is my fitness and health and being in the best state that I can to mould to whatever I need to.’
Last month, Lincoln spoke to Daily Mail Australia about the steamy scenes that will see him strip down and show off his well-sculpted physique.
‘It’s not the most comfortable thing,’ he confessed.
‘It looks very glamorous on screen but in reality that scene in the pool was the coldest night in Miami and we were in a pool for six hours!’
‘(I wanted to) get myself in the best condition for this role’ Lincoln admitted he ensured he was well-prepared physically for his shot at super-stardom
The program is based on the Spanish period drama Gran Hotel, which originally aired between 2011 and 2013.
‘It’s very ritzy, very sexy and scandalous,’ Lincoln explained. ‘But it’s also got a very nice, grounded drama which balances out that kind superficial aspect.’
He said of working with executive producer Eva Longoria: ‘We’re very lucky to have her around. The whole creative team actually is incredible.’
‘She lived up to every expectation I could ever have of her,’ Lincoln said of Eva, 43.
‘She’s so wise, so incredibly business savvy and just has this really beautiful maternal vibe about her,’ he added.
‘She lived up to every expectation I could ever have of her,’ Lincoln gushed over Eva Longoria
The former Desperate Housewives star is expecting her first child with husband José Bastón.
‘She’s about to have a baby so she’s going to be a wonderful mother,’ Lincoln added.
In the American ABC drama, Lincoln plays Danny, a newly-employed waiter at the Riviera Grand, an opulent but struggling family-owned hotel in Miami.
Fans of Lincoln will remember him for his three-year tenure on Home and Away as Casey Braxton, the younger sibling of the River Boys, Brax and Heath.
He’s a long way from Summer Bay! In the American ABC drama, Lincoln plays Danny, a newly-employed waiter at the Riviera Grand, an opulent but struggling family-owned hotel in Miami.