Craig McGinlay：「保持健康、安全、正向」/ Craig McGinlay says 'Stay healthy. Stay safe. Stay positive'
隨著疫情不斷上升，人們能做的還有什麼？除了保持社交距離、努力維持健康外，到底還有什麼事情是人們還能繼續做的？透過與英國知名演員Craig McGinlay的獨家訪問，Craig與每個人分享了關於他的飲食健康，並且也要透過溫暖的文字來給予大眾鼓勵。而且，身為時裝週的寵兒，Craig也談到6月男裝週的取消，是否成為這個產業的轉捩點。這位來自蘇格蘭的演員、時尚男士Craig McGinlay 將揭露他在這個疫情下，最溫暖的一面。
英國全國衛生服務局(The National Health Service，簡稱NHS)在保護和挽救我們所愛的人方面做得非常出色。由於這是一種新的病毒，因此我們大家仍在學習該如何對抗，但我相信NHS可以幫助我們解決這個問題。他們正在打仗，他們是前線上不可思議的超級英雄。
As the epidemic continues to rise, what else can people do? In addition to maintaining social distance and striving to maintain health, what else can people continue to do? Through an exclusive interview with the famous Scottish actor Craig McGinlay, he shared with everyone about his dietary health, and he also encouraged everyone through his heartfelt words. Moreover, as the fashion favourite, Craig also talked about whether the cancellation of men's fashion week in June will become a turning point in this industry. Craig McGinlay, an actor and fashion man from Scotland, will spread his warmest side in this epidemic.
We are at a hard time, what do you think people should do during this epidemic time?
It is a difficult time. People need to realise that this is not a flu. It’s as close to a flu as an ingrown toenail ! People have to take this more seriously. The longer people break the rules and don’t follow the guidelines the longer we will all be in lockdown around the world.
I understand by telling people to stay home that mental health problems and anxiety can play a huge part here so it is important to eat healthily if possible and get exercise indoors (or outdoors if allowed).
Nutrition and fitness are key to our overall health and wellbeing so I would urge people to keep their immune systems strong during this time and I would encourage everyone to interact with friends and family online. Laugh and smile with your loved ones and we will all get through this in time.
Do you think it’s the fightback from the earth?
I don’t think it’s necessarily a fight back from the earth but I do think the earth needed a little bit of a break. It could be a good thing for the planet moving forward giving it a rest but it’s very sad to see so many people die over this time.
In Scotland, how people work together to fight the virus? Does there have any Scottish tips?
The National Health Service across the UK are doing an amazing job to protect and save our loved ones. This is a new virus so we are all still learning but I am confident the NHS will get get us through this. They are fighting a war. They are incredible superheroes on the frontline.
You are very focusing on bodybuilding. Do you think it relates to the immune system?
I wouldn’t say I focus on bodybuilding. I have never really focused on myself as a bodybuilder as such however I have had to bulk up for film roles so I suppose subconsciously I have... I try to train more as an athlete so I can move well day to day as well as on screen when jumping on and off a horse or sword fighting but that’s the same for even a dialogue scene sitting in the living room or moving round a kitchen table.
I don’t want to look blocky on screen unnecessarily unless the character was specifically a bodybuilder but I haven’t had that yet. No matter what role I’m playing I think it’s important to feel fluid. With regards to my immune system, I do drink fruit and vegetable smoothies everyday as well as eating lots of fruit and veg so I believe that along with a good diet consuming good nutrients is a positive way to stay healthy and keep your immune system strong. I don’t take any medicine but I see exercise and my vegetable smoothies as part of my medicine everyday tomake sure I’m positive in my mind everyday as well as maintaining a strong immune system so I can battle any illnesses that come my way.
I also do a lot of pre hab in the gym. I am much more of an advocate when it comes to preparing my bodies immune system to fight a possible illness or preparing my body in the gym so I am strong enough to reduce the chances of me injuring myself when filming. For example I will work on ankle, knee, hip, shoulder stabilisation. Diet and training won’t guarantee I won’t get sick or injured but I’m very confident it minimises my risk.
Do you have any suggestion on the diet for people to keep healthy?
Don’t miss meals. It’s a mistake in my opinion. Although different plans work for different people. It’s definitely not one size fits all. For me I eat when I am hungry but I eat very healthily and not now because I have to but because I enjoy eating healthy food. I feel better for it.
Don’t get me wrong I had to train myself into these habits. I used to eat more rubbish when I was younger I think but as I took part in elite level rugby and then moved to London and was pulled in to do campaigns or commercials for clothing brands or to train for a film role I learned to get myself fitter and healthier and now I have a good balanced diet and that is the same for my training schedule week to week and month to month. If you don’t like eating vegetables I’d say get a blender and make vegetable juices or smoothies. It’s an easy and great way of getting your vegetables in everyday if you don’t like them. I use a Nutri Bullet to make my healthy juices and smoothies and it works perfectly.
Also just be sure to eat a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Remove sugar, salt, and alcohol as much as possible from your diet.
Menswear fashion week in June isn’t happening due to the coronavirus. Do you think it’s a turning point in the fashion industry?
I don’t think it’s a turning point , I think fashion will bounce back and go back to normal. It’s the same across the board modelling campaigns, filming, fashion shows every industry has had to make changes. For now... but we will get through this and I’m confident fashion will return again. I really enjoy attending fashion week and will miss it this year but it is definitely the correct decision to put a pause on this for the time being. Public health is the priority over fashion, sport, film. We’ll all get back to normal soon enough if we all follow the guidelines.
You’ve been to so many countries for movie shooting. Which country impressed you the most?
The film sets in London were incredible. Huge and epic and what an amazing cast and crew. I hadn’t ever worked on anything like it before. Prague was a stunning city too for Netflix show Knightfall. I’d love to go back. Also of course I love my beautiful Scotland where we shot Amazon show Outlander. Stunning scenery as always but I think India has to be the biggest culture change. I loved filming there. The cast and crew were so welcoming and the film sets, the costumes, the stunt teams etc were all incredible. Everyone pulling together to make sure the movie was an epic experience to work on. Great director, cast and crew on that one and I’d love to return again when this is all over.
This year it’s not an easy time for all of us. What would you like to say for all human-being?
It’s not an easy time for any of us... but what I will say we are all fighting the same war and are in the same trench across the world. This distance we are having to maintain from our families and friends is heartbreaking but find the positive in all this that by maintaining distance you are protecting them.
You are saving lives. Find comfort in that. Allow the superheroes in the health care sectors to function without being overwhelmed and they can save many, many lives. Everybody is afraid. Everybody is nervous. Everybody is confused. This is a new virus, but we WILL get through this. We have to collectively not only as a country in our own bubbles realise this but as a collective group of people on this planet. We will get through this. Happier times to come. Stay healthy. Stay safe. Stay positive. We will get through this.
Photos courtesy for Craig McGinlay