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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。


我們正處在一個艱難的時刻,你認為人們在這個時期應該怎麼做?


現在的確是一個艱難的時期。我覺得人們需要意識到這不是流感,這更像是腳趾甲往內長一樣更痛苦的流感一樣!人們必須更加認真地對待這一點。人們若是一直不遵守現在政府的宣導政策,那麼世界各地的人們被封鎖時間就越長。我可以理解要人們好好留在家裡,會導致人們心理健康問題和極大的焦慮。不過,如果可能的話,就算足不出戶也要保持健康飲食,並在室內(或在室外允許的話)進行身體的訓練,這一點很重要。


營養和健身是我們身體保持健康的關鍵,因此我會強烈建議人們在這個期間內好好保持強大的免疫系統。我也鼓勵大家在網路上與親朋好友互動。因為只要和身旁的親人好友一起大聲笑,以及用微笑面對任何事,那麼這些事情我們都能一起解決。


你認為這次的疫情是來自地球的反擊嗎?


我認為這不一定是來自地球的反擊,但我的確認為地球需要稍作休息。現在正是這顆星球好好休息的時間,但很遺憾這段時間裡,很多人卻因此死亡。


在蘇格蘭,人們如何共同對抗病毒?有來自蘇格蘭的小訣竅嗎?


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。


你非常專注在健身運動上,你認為它與我們的免疫系統有關嗎?


我不會說我專注在健身上,因為我其實沒有像健美運動員那樣的身材,但是有時候為了電影中的角色,我想在我的潛意識裡,我還是有朝這個方面去進行,並且讓自己變得愈來愈強壯……我嘗試著做許多專業運動員在做的訓練,因為這樣的健身方法可以讓我每天都健身。尤其在螢幕上有時得從馬身上往下跳,或用劍格鬥更需要這樣的身材,不過即使場景只是坐在客廳或在廚房桌子旁移動的對話,我也會用同樣的方式進行訓練。除非飾演的角色是健美先生,否則我不想在屏幕上看起來太過大隻。無論我扮演什麼角色,我都覺得保持流暢度是很重要的。


關於如何增強免疫系統,我每天都會喝水果和蔬菜冰沙,也吃很多水果和蔬菜。因為我相信,除了良好的飲食外,還應攝入大量營養素,這是保持健康並保持免疫系統強大的積極方法。我不吃任何養身藥,因為我每天都將運動和蔬菜冰沙當作我的保健藥品。因為這能確保我每天對自己的心態都充滿信心,並保持強大的免疫系統,這樣我就可以抗擊任何疾病。


我在健身房裡也會做了很多預健動作。尤其我也時常倡導「增強免疫系統,可以有可能擊敗疾病」。因此,透過這些訓練,不僅可以減少拍攝時傷害自己的機會,能確保我較少生病。這些我常做的訓練如,腳踝、膝蓋、臀部、肩膀的穩定訓練。


關於維持健康飲食,你會對人們有什麼建議嗎?


「吃飯時間就要吃飯」是一個不對的事,但這只是我的個人意見。因為每個人都有不同的飲食計劃,因此,仿間的飲食建議也不一定適合所有人。對我來說,只要我覺得餓的時候,我就會吃東西,但是我吃的非常健康。「餓了就要吃」,有很大的原因是我只喜歡吃健康的食物。老實說,我覺得這樣對身體也比較好。不要誤會我的意思,這些習慣是我長時間訓練自己才養成的。因為我小的時候曾經吃過更多的垃圾食物,但是當我參加精英級別的橄欖球後、搬到倫敦時被服裝品牌拉去拍廣告,或者參加電影角色的培訓時,我得讓自己看起來更健康。因此,現在我的飲食均衡,不管是每週,或者每個月的訓練時間表從那個時候起就都定型了。如果你不喜歡吃蔬菜,那麼或建議你用果汁機,把蔬菜做成冰沙或者蔬菜汁。因為這是能夠每天輕鬆獲取蔬菜營養的簡單方法。我使用Nutri Bullet做健康的果汁和冰沙,效果很好。


另外,請務必確保飲食中有攝取足夠的蛋白質、碳水化合物和健康脂肪。而且吃下去的食物,也要盡可能少糖、少鹽和避免喝酒。


因為新型冠狀病毒的緣故,6月的男裝週已經取消了。你認為這是時尚界的轉折點嗎?


我不認為這是一個轉折點,我認為時尚產業會反彈並恢復正常。這影響的規模很大,像是模特兒、電影和時裝大秀,每個行業這個當下都必須做出改變。但是這個問題總有一天會被解決,我相信時裝週會再次回來。今年勢必是大家都會想念時裝週的一年;我非常喜歡參加時裝週,,但是暫時暫停一下毫無疑問是正確的決定。這樣說好了,公共衛生比時尚、運動和電影來得更重要。如果我們現在都遵守政府跟我們說的防疫原則,那麼回歸正常的日子就也不遠了。



你去過很多國家拍攝電影。哪個國家給您印象最深?


在倫敦拍電影其實會讓人覺得很難以置信,所有的一切都很壯觀,根本像是史詩級的水準!不過當我為Netflix拍的《Knightfall》是在布拉格,那是一個令人驚嘆的城市,我到現在都還很想再回去那裡。當然,我也喜歡我的美麗家鄉;蘇格蘭。在那裡我們拍攝了Amazon的《Outlander》,所有在蘇格蘭拍攝的場景,一如往常的的風景會讓人感到驚嘆。


但我認為印度是讓我感覺受到最大文化不同的國家。在那裡拍攝電影很開心,因為演員和工作人​​員都非常熱情,而且不管是電影佈景,服裝,特技團隊等都令人驚豔萬分。因此,當疫情結束後,我很想再回去那個美麗的國家。

今年對我們所有人來說都很嚴峻。你想為全人類說些什麼嗎?


今年對我們所有人來說都過的不輕鬆……但是我想說的是,我們都在同一場戰爭中戰鬥,而且全世界都在同一個戰壕中奮戰。儘管我們得和家人、朋友保持距離非常讓人心碎,但是在我們總是能在看似困難的時刻找到積極的一面,就像是「透過保持距離可以保護他們」。我們現在做的一切都在拯救生命,希望大家能從這裡找到慰藉。並且,請大家讓醫療界的超級英雄不要被壓倒,那麼我們就可以挽救更多生命。


每個人都害怕。每個人都很緊張。每個人都很困惑。


因為這是一種新病毒。但儘管這是一種我們從未碰過的新病毒,但我們總是會解決這個問題。我們不僅必須要在自己的國家來共同奮鬥,更要為這個星球上的每個生命來戰鬥。請相信,我們將解決這個問題,而美好的時光終將會來到。保持健康。注意安全。保持樂觀。我們會一起解決這個問題。



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


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