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“The Purge” Star Frank Grillo’s Fitness Secret? Have Some Wine


Maarten de Boer/Contour by Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Actor Frank Grillo may be 51, but it’s safe to say he’s in better shape than a lot of guys in their 20s.

His secret to staying fit?

“Red wine,” he declared on Thursday’s Good Morning America. “And I get a lot of sleep and I box and run a little bit.”

Mostly, though, it’s the wine, which is great news for all of us.  “A glass of red wine a day and lots of olive oil,” Grillo explained. “I’m Italian.”

Grillo stars in the new thriller The Purge: Election Year, hitting theaters Friday. The film is set in the 2020s, when America has rebounded from economic catastrophe, unemployment is at an all-time low and crime is non-existent. The reason: one night a year, the government allows its citizens to kill, loot and act out their most immoral impulses.

The third installment in the film series takes place during an election year.  Grillo plays the head of security for a presidential candidate, played by Elizabeth Mitchell, who wants to do away with Purge Night.

“She wants to get rid of the purge and I’m trying to make sure she lives long enough to do that,” Grillo said.

The Purge: Election Year is rated R.

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