11 Amazing Bodies from Godzilla and Kong Films
With Godzilla Minus One packing houses in theaters, and Monarch a hit on Apple TV, we started to think about the stars of the US-based Monsterverse—and how they got fit. Get an peek into the personal wellness and skincare routines of stars like Elizabeth Olsen, Brie Larson, and Mae Whitman. These actors share more than just their acting skills; they reveal the secrets behind their enviable physiques and radiant skin. From Olsen's selective sunscreen use to Larson's natural oil-based skincare, and Whitman's mindful approach to self-care, these celebs maintain their amazing bodies while battling ogres. Read on to find out how.
Elizabeth Olsen played Elle Brody in the first film. She shared some of her favorite skincare products with CNN. Olsen says that she always uses sunscreen. "I use Supergoop!, but I always check the UV index. I don't want to wear SPF for no reason. So it's on the weather app and if it says it's like one or two, I'm not going to wear SPF even if the sun's out. I don't love wearing sunscreen unless I'm out in the sun."
Brie Larson played Mason Weaver in Kong: Skull Island. She shared some of her favorite skincare tricks with Allure. Larson says that she loves coconut or olive oil on her face. "To wash my face, I might use coconut or olive oil. When I used to travel and do pressers and things and I didn't want to bring tons of products, I would just ask the hotel for olive oil. Oil my face, hot towel."
Mae Whitman played Annie in Skull Island. She opened up about having endometriosis in an interview with Allure. Whitman says that self-care is more important to her now. "To me, self-care really is about putting everything aside, going to a special place in your mind, and actually finding a way back to the present moment," she says. "To be able to taste the tea that you're drinking, to enjoy the food that you're eating, to enjoy the smell of the soap that you're using or relaxing into the bath, as opposed to racing through my day with anxiety, which contributes to the pain."
Kiersey Clemons plays May Olowe-Hewitt in Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. She talked about the importance of having self-confidence to POPSugar. "I think we have this definition of confidence that means that a person wakes up and looks in the mirror every day and is like, 'You're a queen! I love you! You're beautiful! You're perfect!' But I think confidence is looking in the mirror sometimes and being like, 'You look like sh*t! You goofball!' and that's fine. It's accepting the fact that you're a person and you're going to rock the fact that you're a human."
Betty Gilpin plays Irene in Skull Island. She shared her morning wellness and skincare routine with Women's Health. "As a result of having a long and arduous road with my skin, I start my morning with certain things that have helped me combat acne," she says. "I really notice that when I have these things in the morning, I break out less. I drink this green thing, called Macro Greens with some mint-flavored chlorophyll. Then I take all these vitamins—to try to tell myself that I'm a person who takes vitamins. I take fish oil and turmeric and zinc, all this skin stuff."
Eiza Gonzalez played Maia Simmons in Godzilla vs. Kong. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, she talked about how important wellness is to her. "I'm a health freak and I like to give back to my body. Doing my beauty routine regimen in the morning and night is like a way to say 'thank you for everything you do for me' to my body. Working out and giving blood flow to my legs is saying 'thank you for allowing me to walk around.'"
Aisha Hinds played Diane Foster in King of The Monsters. She shared her skincare secrets with Us Weekly. "I'm all about cleansing and Murad has a line that is good for cleansing and toning. It's good for acne. I have cystic acne when my skin starts to act up, so I have started using their clarifying cleanser, which has 1.5% salicylic acid, so that helps the acne. I also use their exfoliating acne treatment gel, so that helps to keep the acne at bay. I make sure to moisturize with their skin perfecting lotion. So it's like a 1-2-3 step that I do every morning and every night. Every two or three days, I'll do an acne masque."
Bradley Whitford played Rick Stanton in King of The Monsters. He revealed that he walks to stay in shape in an interview with People. "I started walking a lot [during the pandemic], which I love to do. It's sort of an anti-anxiety, anti-depressant. As I've gotten older, I have to be careful with my knee. I'm doing a play right now, and so I've been going to a gym and sort of pathetically lifting weights sort of regularly, and walking, and just getting up and down counts as a squat."
Kyle Chandler played Mark Russell in King of The Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong. He revealed to Men's Health that he was bullied growing up, and shared his secret to finding confidence. "I couldn't fit in, and I wanted so badly to find a reason for that," he says. "I got so frustrated that I put a piece of paper over my bed that read, 'I'm no better than anyone else, and nobody's better than I am.' It was the only way I knew to make sense of my place in the world."
Rebecca Hall played Ilene Andrews in Godzilla vs. Kong, and will reprise her role in The New Empire. Hall revealed in an interview with Vogue that she has a relaxed approach to wellness. "I've gone through plenty of times in my life when I've thought, 'Oh, I've got that premiere coming up, I must detox for a week, or go to the gym, or only eat grapefruit' or whatever. And I always think I'll do it but I never ever do. Everyone wants to have a crack at every [fad diet] going don't they. I think I'm fairly healthy so generally I just wing it."
Thomas Middleditch played Sam Coleman in King of The Monsters. He revealed that he loves to bike ride, and encouraged others to do so, in an interview with LA Magazine. "Everyone says L.A. is a really stressful, bad place to ride bicycles. A lot of people from New York say that, and I would NEVER ride a bike in New York City. I think L.A.'s a fine place to ride bicycles. You just have to be very aware. So ride your goddamn bike."