Who were some of your other favorite bodybuilders?
Well Arnold (Schwarzenegger), obviously, and Ronnie Coleman, and nowadays I really like Phil Heath. I really like his physique. I’ve been watching him since he first came on the scene and I was like, “He’s definitely gonna do something.” Jay Cutler, as well. And the smaller guys in the 202 class like Flex Lewis. That guy’s a beast too.
Next year you’ll be in a movie called The Hive. Can you tell us what it’s about?
Oh man this is a great, great film. Halle Berry plays a 9-1-1 operator, and Abigail Breslin, from Little Miss Sunshine, is in the movie as well. A girl gets kidnapped and Halle Berry is the 9-1-1 operator who’s trying to help find her. I play one of the police officers who works with Halle Berry. It’s a thriller.
And what is your character like?
My character is a police officer, and he’s a really, really good guy. He takes his job seriously—a little too seriously at some points—but it’s all in the name of justice.
Otunga appears on the cover of the November issue of Muscle and Fitness magazine. You can view the entire interview at this link.