Rourke on Shabbat

By Simon Round, December 19, 2008

Actor Mickey Rourke has been keeping Shabbat.

Rourke, who needed to display a buff physique in his new film, The Wrestler, employed an Israeli to help him get into the required shape.
Said Rourke: “I hired this Israeli cage fighter who was from the army and he was real strict with me... I was sore all the time, all day and all night.”

However, because his trainer was Orthodox there was one compensation — Shabbat. “I had one night a week because my trainer was a Jewish dude, and he wasn’t allowed to work on Saturdays. I couldn’t wait for that day to come.”

Last updated: 9:51am, December 19 2008