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“I WAS BORN IN ADELAIDE and moved to Melbourne when I was two. I met Chris in primary school. He was in the year above me and we started hanging out when I was in Grade 2 or 3. Then we went to the same high school.

I was an amateur fighter when I was at school and Chris used to come down to the gym and watch me spar. After a while we started training together. I’d be like, ‘Oh, mate, you should jump in the ring!’ Because he always wanted to. But even back then he was like, ‘Oh, mate, I can’t ruin my face – I want to get into acting’.

He did and we stayed close. But things really clicked into gear when we were in Costa Rica around Christmas 2012 and he was training with me every day because he’d just finished filming and he was trying to slim down. Because of my boxing background we’d get up and we’d do runs and then I’d hold the pads for him in the afternoon, and I think that must have sparked the idea for him.

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