- Crazy Rich Asians actress Awkwafina says she's up for the tough workouts that may be ahead starring in a new Marvel movie.
- She recently tried the keto diet, but the buzzy health trend wasn't for her.
- Women's Health spoke to her at an event with Hotel Tonight.
Within five minutes of chatting with Awkwafina, it's clear she's game for anything. After a busy few years starring in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean's Eight and snagging her own show on Comedy Central, she's taking on a totally different kind of challenge: playing an as-yet-unnamed role in Marvel's new Shang-Chi movie.
And while the actress admits she doesn't necessarily have a disciplined workout schedule at the moment, if her new movie requires superhero strength, she's going all in.
"I am up for the challenge," Awkwafina told WH at an event with HotelTonight, which she says she uses to book staycastions. "Let's do it. I wanna get jacked!"
She's also no stranger to trying out new wellness trends—if only for a couple of days.
"Recently, I did dabble a little bit in the keto diet," she said. "I didn't eat bread for a day. And sugar."
Though #KetoLife wasn't for her, she did end up finding a new favorite healthy snack in the (admittedly short) process.
"Broccoli. Very filling! And you can dip it in some stuff—you know, like ice cream," she joked. She also counts almonds, avocado, and watermelon as her healthy go-to's when she's hungry.
As for fitness, Awkwafina considers "lying down" to be her favorite workout (which, same), or sports that can keep her attention for more than a few minutes.
"I like basketball, or tennis, or even tag! I'll still play tag," she says. "I can't just like, blindly run at nothing. I like to run towards something, like an ice cream truck." New summer superhero workout? Check.
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