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11 Amazing Bodies of Harlan Coben Series Stars

Harlan Coben is a master of his genre, an author creating twisty mysteries filled with suburban dread. His works have been adapted into several movies and TV series in several languages; you might know his Netflix hits Stay Close, Fool Me Once, The Stranger, and The Innocent. Several different actors have appeared on his series, some a few times (looking at you, Richard Armitage). How do they stay so fit? I can't stand the suspense! Read on.


Michelle Keegan


Michelle Keegan played Maya Stern in Fool Me Once. She shared one of her favorite ways to stay fit with MailOnline. "I've taken up cycling on a proper road bike," she revealed. "We go out three times a week and do 11 miles!" states that biking has a lot of benefits. "All that work your body is doing by pedaling and balancing not only works muscles in your arms and core, but it counts as serious cardio exercise and burns calories with every spin of the wheels. By biking at a moderate pace, about 12 or 13 miles per hour, a person weighing 155 pounds burns nearly 300 calories in 30 minutes, according to statistics shared by Harvard University. Like to pedal faster? A person of that same weight doing a fast pace of 14 or 15 miles per hour burns more than 370 calories in 30 minutes."


Ella-Rae Smith


Ella-Rae Smith played Daisy Hoy in The Stranger. She opened up about what she has learned from more successful actors with "All of the most famous actors I've worked with have been really lovely people. I think the main  lesson to be learnt from that is to always have good on-set etiquette, to be respectful, kind and  generous to those you're working with. Essentially, being a nice person goes a long way."


Jade Anuoka

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Jade Anuoka played Nicole Butler on Fool Me Once. She talked about her fitness routine with The Financial Times. "I'm quite an active person — I tend to walk places, run up stairs. I tend to only go to the gym when I've got a part and need to be a bit fitter. I don't feel I'm a fitness freak — I do enough to be able to have some nice meals."


Dino Fetscher

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Dino Fetscher played Marty McGreggor on Fool Me Once. He talked about his approach to social media with The Rakish Gent. "I know lots of actors who are very active on social media and others who barely use it or don't use it at all – so I don't think it's essential. I find it useful to promote and inform people interested in my work about upcoming projects, and it can also be a lot of fun. That all said I'm very conscious of how it can and has impacted on my mental health in the past. It's so easy to downwardly spiral into anxiety with apps like Instagram – I often find myself comparing myself to others or just mindlessly scrolling. I've put a timer on my social media now which helps! I think it's definitely something for everyone to keep a close eye on."


Adeel Akhtar


Adeel Akhtar played Sami Kierce on Fool Me Once. He talked about his career goals in an interview with The Financial Times. "I'm living out all the things I wanted to be doing — and you discover what your other ambitions are when you're working with people who enable you to look up. My ambition is to work with people who broaden my horizon."


Hattie Morahan

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Hattie Morahan played Caroline Burkett on Fool Me Once. She opened up about directing a play to Last Minute Theater Tickets. "It was great fun and I loved doing it, and especially loved working on the smaller scale scenes, but I realised at the time that at that age I didn't have the constitution or the nerve to deal with it. I guess it's just useful trying out different parts of your brain and different muscles, and thinking about the very different disciplines."


Bethany Antonia

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Bethany Antonia played Kayleigh Shaw in Stay Close. She talked about the importance of activism in an interview with GirlTalkHQ. "I believe that everyone should have access to equal opportunities irrespective of their race, background, religion, sexuality or gender, size or ability. And as someone who lives a life of privilege with access to a lot of the tools required to fight for fairer treatment, it is my responsibly to use them. I would be doing myself and my peers a disservice if I weren't doing something every single to fight for a safer planet for everyone."


Natalie Anderson

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Natalie Anderson played Claire Walker on Fool Me Once. She spends a lot of time outside. Anderson loves to swim and spend time at the beach. She shared this photo on Instagram of herself wading in the water. She captioned the post, "Living….🌊Rinse every bloody moment out of life…'s short."


Sarah Parish

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Sarah Parish played Lorraine Griggs in Stay Close. In an interview with the DailyMail, Parish talked about turning to fitness after her parents died. "I started doing barre classes — I set up a studio with friends — and then hired a personal trainer and started doing high- intensity training. Then I met a nutritional therapist who is an expert in anti-ageing. It was a real eye-opener. I changed the way I ate and the way I looked at food. I cut down on my sugar intake, and reduced the amount of bad carbohydrates. I found solace in keeping fit. It really kept my head together. When you are in a dark place, all you want to do is curl up and hide, but getting outside — even for a walk or a bike ride — filled me with a renewed energy."



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Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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