Frank Grillo of 'The Purge' Cites Wine as His Secret to Staying Fit

“A glass of red wine a day and lots of olive oil. I’m Italian," the actor said.

ByAbc News
June 30, 2016, 9:23 AM

— -- 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 said on “Good Morning America” today. “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,” he explained. “I’m Italian.”

Grillo stars in the new thriller “The Purge: Election Year,” hitting theaters Friday. It’s the latest film in a series about one night of the year when nothing is illegal.

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 is because one night a year, the government allows its citizens to kill, loot and act out their most immoral impulses.

The latest installment takes place during an election year where Grillo plays Leo Barns, 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 on “GMA.”

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