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Max Cassella Says He Was On Growth Hormones And Didn't Hit Puberty Until He Was 27: Horror Show

Max Cassella Says He Was On Growth Hormones And Didn’t Hit Puberty Until He Was 27: Horror Show

Max Casella attends “The Tender Bar” hosted by Amazon Studios at the Museum of Modern Art

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Max Casella talks about not having puberty until his late twenties.

said the actor, 55 years old Sixth page which has pituitary dwarfism And the He was twenty-seven when he reached puberty.

“I’ve had my testosterone,” he told the outlet at the Wednesday premiere of the Paramount + . series Tulsa King, in which Casilla plays the title role. “I’ve been taking growth hormones; I’m still on this stuff. My body hasn’t gone through the change on its own.”

Cassella explained, “I’ve had a pituitary gland malfunction since birth, and I had to start puberty by pumping testosterone and growth hormones for me to grow because that wasn’t happening. I was 25, and I wouldn’t have done it until shaved.”

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Frankly about the condition, Casella called it a “horror show,” adding, “I couldn’t talk about it. Nobody understood it. It’s like today’s trans community talking about body malfunctions and feeling, ‘In the wrong body,’ my experience definitely. Certainly. I was a man.” Trapped in a little kid’s body for most of my twenties until they finally pumped me full of testosterone.”

In an exclusive interview published on Friday, Casella told people how It looks smaller than it actually is It affected his acting career.

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In his late twenties, the actor found himself struggling to book the kind of roles he aspired to. He said so realistically: “Business can only appear in all your heart.”

“Go to Los Angeles, keep going [a] TV Show, Get Famous and then you became famous for that show for a while. I was in my twenties, playing children and pre-pubescent characters. And then I grew out of that and grew into a manhood, and I had to start over, because it wasn’t such a smooth transition for a few lucky people.”

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Casella, who found early momentum in films like 1992 Newsies with Christian Bell and 1996 Sgt. Belco with Steve MartinI felt it at the time when he was a movie star or bankrupt. But during the process, he admitted, “I walked away from all the study I had done about acting.”

Now it’s the opposite stars Sylvester Stallone In the new mob drama Tulsa King (Premiere Sunday on Paramount+), he plays a recovering gangster who is hiding in Oklahoma. Casella described the project as “the greatest experience of my career” – in part due to the evolving character it plays.

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in Tulsa King, It portrays Casella, “the man who’s been running his life all his life and pretending to be something he’s not,” who is forced to confront his past when Stallone’s gangster suddenly moves into town.

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Cassella said working with Stallone “was like a dream come true.” “I had his poster on the wall when I was 10. It was all you wanted it to be.”