Mel Gibson showed off his physique and bulging biceps while working out at a Scottish gym before going big at a live event in the city of Glasgow.
The 66-year-old Braveheart star also recalled earlier in the day that it had been 28 years since he last visited Scotland and said he “doesn’t remember much” of his visit to Glasgow, where he decided on his VIP dinner date.
Mel had an experience at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Glasgow, where spectators paid more than £100 for tickets, plus £300 for a photo session with a Hollywood star, and he popped up at the Daily Athlete gym.
Looking good: Mel Gibson shows off his physique and bulging biceps while working out at a Scottish gym before showing off at a live event in Glasgow
He was spotted at Peaky Blinders on Sunday afternoon with owner and Irish actor Patrick O’Brien and trainer Tommy Young and their post-workout baseball caps.
Mel also had his iPhone in hand, which had the settings on the Stopwatch app indicating that he had been timing his rep.
Possil Gym is a fitness facility specializing in Muay Thai, strength and conditioning.
It claims: “In the everyday athlete, you won’t find rows and rows of stationary bikes and weight machines. Instead, you’ll find pull-ups with barbells, barbells, rowers, kettlebells and plenty of room to allow your body to follow Move the way it should.
Welcome: Gym mentions Gibson’s visit in Instagram post shared later in the day
Here he comes: The Australian star arrived in the Scottish city for the first time in more than two decades on Friday (pictured)
Got it right: He travels in style, landing on private jet before showing up in person
“We’re focused on improving functional movement that is necessary and common in everyday activities.”
Mel was recently spotted in a climbing gym in Hungary, where he was filming The Continent, a prequel to his film John Wick.
He’s enjoyed working out over the past few years, and in 2018 teamed up with celebrity personal trainer Sam Jackson to ditch his dad’s body and lose a staggering 14kg in just eight weeks.
On Sunday night, he took center stage at the Live Experience, a lavish evening of celebrity interviews in a room full of fans.
The movie icon worked with the company at an event in London last year, which was attended by others including Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Back in time: what appears to be his first visit to Scotland since the release of his film Braveheart in the 1990s, which was filmed in Scotland and Ireland
Old times: Gibson last visited Glasgow for the 1995 premiere of Braveheart, where he directed and starred as the 13th century warrior Sir William Wallis (premier)
Gibson’s last visit to Glasgow was for the premiere of the historical drama Braveheart, which he directed and starred as the 13th century warrior Sir William Wallis.
Joking about his fear of coming back, the recovering alcoholic actor previously told the Daily Mail: “I haven’t been back since then because I was scared.
“I’ll never wake up for one thing and have to run around in a skirt. . . it’s cold in there!
Muscular: Shirtless Gibson flaunts his physique in 1984’s ‘The Bounty’
Appearing on stage in Glasgow on Sunday night, Mayer gave his take on Johnny Depp’s $100 million libel trial against Amber Heard – and appeared to be on the side of his actor friend.
When asked who he was supporting, Mel responded to the cheers from the audience: “I think that’s the answer. That’s what I heard anyway.
Mel also revealed in a live chat with Mel Gibson at the DoubleTree by Hilton that he rejected Batman three times after getting the Batman suit.
After Roger Moore, he also rejected James Bond because he was only 26 and felt he was too young, Timothy Dalton for the role, and the films Rain Man, Gladiator and The Patriot.
Mel later teased viewers that he was interested in seeing his four-hour Braveheart filmed in Scotland and Ireland being “slapped together”.
The star arrived in Scotland on a private jet on Friday ahead of his special event, which charges a £100 ticket and the chance to meet him from an extra £300.