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.”