In a recent interview with New York Magazine, Entourage’s Jerry Ferrara talked about how he recently lost more than 50 pounds and, in the process, continued the natural evolution of his character.
Did he worry about how shedding major poundage would affect Turtle, the aspiring entrepreneur/friend of a movie star he plays on the hit HBO show business comedy?
“When I first started on this whole new regimen it didn’t really cross my mind, because I didn’t really know how far it would go,” the 32-year-old actor said. “But once I was into it for about a year, that’s when it did start to kick in like, Uh, maybe this will be a little bit jarring for people.”
Entourage, which follows the Hollywood lives of fictional movie star Vincent Chase and his childhood buddies, has consistently been one of HBO’s highest-rated series since debuting in the summer of 2004. However, the show is now wind-down mode, with the series finale airing this Sunday. “(Series creator) Doug Ellin, when I first walked back into the office after not having seen him for a few months, he was like, ‘Dude, what did you do?’” Ferrara recalled. “Fortunately, it fit the way the character was going in terms of his evolution.”