Hollywood actor inspired by Manny Pacquiao

By Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Mar 19 2015 05:06 PM | Updated as of Mar 20 2015 01:09 AM

HOLLYWOOD - Manny Pacquiao's skills have become so legendary that even Hollywood actors get inspiration from him.

For his upcoming movie "Bleed for This", Miles Teller transformed into a fighting machine to play Vinny Paz in the boxer’s biopic.

While training, the actor encountered another famous boxer, Manny Pacquiao.

Teller said he is looking forward to watching the upcoming Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

"A guy like Manny Pacquiao you just watch and get mesmerized by how good he is," Teller said.

Teller also did some fighting for his movie "Insurgent".

The actor jokes about how his good friend Shailene Woodley got the upper hand with him in the film.

"It’s mostly Shailene beating me up, yeah, don't show those to Manny. I don’t think they’re too exciting," he said.

Teller also shared his experience when his movie "Whiplash" was nominated this year in major awards shows including the Oscars.

"It was nice to see what all the famous people do around that time of the year because I’ve never been invited to it. It’s a lot of fun and you embrace it because you realize it doesn’t happen with every film and might only happen a few times in your career," he said.

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