“Law & Order” actor Chris Meloni is putting it all on display in a hilarious new Peloton ad.
Although some celebrities seemed to hesitate to participate in National Nude Day, celebrated every July 14, the 61-year-old actor can be seen curling weights and exercising completely in the nude.
Chris Meloni Puts It ALL On Display In Hilarious New Ad
The minute-long video was created by “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds and his marketing agency, Maximum Effort.
“Apparently, some people think the way I work out is strange,” he says in the video. “Honestly, I don’t get it.”
“Me, I don’t think using the Peloton app is strange at all,” he adds.
At the end of the commercial, Steve Zirnkilton, known for narrating all of the series in NBC’s “Law & Order” franchise, can be heard saying, “In the Peloton community, users are represented by two separate yet equally motivated groups: those who wear pants, and Christopher Meloni.”
The ‘Law & Order’ Star Already Works Out Naked!
Meloni was a perfect fit for the ad, considering he told PEOPLE back in May that he doesn’t wear clothes when he works out.
“I work out naked,” he said. “It’s my gym. I can do whatever I want.” Meloni also noted, “I don’t black out the window and I’m okay with that.” He quickly added, “My wife is not.” Meloni married his wife, production designer Sherman Williams, in 1995. The couple has two kids together.
Although he says that they occasionally work out together, he prefers to use his gym time to focus on himself. “We’ll hit the gym, but you know, I’m not to be spoken to,” he said, adding, “It’s like interrupting a monk when he’s in the middle of monk-ing.”
The “Marauders” actor also made it clear that he is “very serious” about his gym time, explaining that he wears headphones to block out any outside noise. He prefers his private gym to a public one, saying, “People don’t put the weights away and I’m OCD. I’m like, how hard is it [to put them away]?”
If he does go to a public gym, he says he feels like he has to put weights away for people “the whole time.” He said he’s “walked out” of the gym before because he can’t stand other people’s bad habits.
Chris Meloni Compares His Toned Cheeks To A Venus Fly Trap!
Back in September, Meloni told Men’s Health that his butt is having a “cultural moment” after social media went crazy over a photo of his rounded butts.
“I catch flies with my ass cheeks, like a Venus flytrap.” Meloni joked. “I’m clever with my ass cheeks!”
In terms of exercise, he says that he does a lot of box jumps, pull-ups, and a variety of other exercises, including one he dubbed “the saw.” Exercising is an important part of his routine. Meloni called it “therapy, church, meditation, and a kind of personal re-engagement where the brain and the body get to talk to one another.”
Ryan Reynolds Calls Chris Meloni’s New Peloton Ad ‘A Crime Scene’
This is a crime scene. Not an ad. https://t.co/nZucUQluM0
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 14, 2022
The “Red Notice” actor retweeted the commercial, tweeting, “This is a crime scene. Not an ad.”
— Maximum Effort (@MaximumEffort) July 14, 2022
Maximum Effort, who produced the ad, commented, “This saves so much money on wardrobe.”
Wait is Peloton offering a package (lol package) where Chris Meloni will actually come to your house now because if so I take back every joke I made about Peloton https://t.co/R50fMLgi6S
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) July 14, 2022
One user joked, “Wait is Peloton offering a package (lol package) where Chris Meloni will actually come to your house now because if so I take back every joke I made about Peloton.”
“In the Peloton community, users are represented by two separate, yet equally motivated groups. Those who wear pants…and Christopher Meloni.”@Chris_Meloni is breaking the internet today.
— Gabe Sanchez (@iamgabesanchez) July 14, 2022
Webby Award Winner Gabe Sanchez also retweeted the ad, adding that Chris Meloni “is breaking the internet today.”
— Julian Gamboa (@JulianGumbo) July 14, 2022
The social media director for Maximum Effort, Julian Gamboa, also offered Meloni some helpful advice: “Don’t forget to stretch.”