Peter Andre hits back at critics of his muscular physique while playing heroin addict in gritty film
He recently shocked fans after ditching his squeaky clean image to transform into a heroin addict for his new short independent film, The Inheritance.
But the biggest concern that people had after seeing Peter Andre in his new role was how buff he looked as the grizzled drug addict Harry, who is also heavily tattooed with a slew of piercings and track marks on his arms.
The singer, 45, proved to be a far cry from his usual look but critics were still puzzled by his hunky physique.
Too buff?: Peter Andre addressed fan concern over his hunky physique as heroin addict in gritty new movie The Inheritance in a new interview with the Daily Mirror on Friday
Speaking to the Daily Mirror about the new role he admitted: 'Somebody did comment that a heroin addict doesn't work out.'
Despite the negative comments about him being too beefy for the role, the pop star was quick to hit back as he said: 'But what if I was three times the size and I've shrunk? They don't know I wasn't three times the size.'
Having soared to global prominence with his catchy pop hit, Mysterious Girl, in 1996 where he first showed off his enviable six-pack, Peter has since become known for his buff body and healthy lifestyle.
Addressing concern: Despite the comments that he looked too beefy for the role, the pop star was quick to hit back as he said: 'But what if I was three times the size and I've shrunk?'
He continued: 'I wanted to know the side-effects, what the come-down was like. 'I didn't do heroin but I had to study it a lot - [But] as soon as I get home, chocs out, feet up, no more heroin!'
In the stills from the film's Los Angeles set, the British born-Australia raised star sports a series of dramatic inkings, as well as ear and lip piercings.
Dressed in a grey vest and blue jeans, Peter is also seen with spiky locks, which showed off the tattoo on the side of his face, and also has track marks on his arm.
Unrecognisable: Heavily tattooed with a slew of piercings and track marks on his arms, the singer proves to be a far cry from his usual look in intense new stills from the set in Los Angeles
Looks the part: Dressed in a grey vest and blue jeans, the British born-Australia raised star sports a series of dramatic inkings, as well as ear and lip piercings
Playing the troubled character, who is both an addict and suicidal, the father-of-four cut a distressed figure in other stills as a bottle of whiskey was propped on the floor next to him.
A romance in the new flick is also teased as Peter was joined by a stunning red-headed actress.
Speaking about the exciting new venture in his New! magazine column recently, Peter revealed: 'Although it can be full-on, I can honestly say shooting was an incredible experience. It was intense and very dark. I can't wait to see the edit.'
Role: Playing the troubled character of Harry, a suicidal heroin act, in other stills he can be seen cutting a distressed figure while a bottle of whiskey is propped on the floor next to him
Tat's cool: Peter is also seen with spiky locks, which shows off the tattoo on the side of his face
He continued: 'Becoming the character took months of preparing and thankfully it paid off. I'll be going back later in the year to film more.
'In fact, it looks like I'm going to be spending a lot more time in America, this year, so I'm lucky to have such, trusting wife and family,' he concluded.
It has also been reported by The Sun that Hollyoaks and EastEnders star Jamie Lomas has been 'secretly tutoring him for the past six months.'
'Pete hasn't been able to reveal too much about the movie script but the character is absolutely nothing like him.'
Peter is also lending his acting talents to a new flick The Underdog which has commenced production this month.
Helping hand: It has also been reported that Hollyoaks and EastEnders star Jamie Lomas has been 'secretly tutoring him for the past six months'
Saucy: A romance in the new flick is also teased as Peter is joined by a stunning red-headed actress
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