This Sunday, London Real releases its first movie charting the life of Britain’s most successful and controversial bodybuilder, six-time Mr Olympia Dorian Yates.
The film had its premiere at BAFTA in Piccadilly on February 2 – even Baldrick from Blackadder was in attendance, the actor Tony Robinson interested in something he considered to be “the antithesis of my life”.
The documentary follows Yates’ rise to 260-pound, three-per-cent-bodyfat behemoth, to his clinical depression, use of psychedelics and cannabis – where he “wiped out” the crew of London Real, who spent three hours lying on a Marbella beach after two puffs of one of his joints – meditation and yoga.
Dorian Yates will star in a documentary following his most vulnerable moments
Dorian Yates is a six-time Mr Olympia
“I’m not telling people they should do what I do,” says Yates.
“They should absolutely follow their own path. I don’t have ambitions to be a movie star or multi-millionaire.
"My challenges are more spiritual; to try and understand and develop that side of myself and to help other people. That’s what it’s all about.
Yates wants his documentary to give people hope
“I’m not making any money, I’m not being paid. I’m not doing it to become a teacher or a guru but hopefully give that tip, a little hope to people and wake up that thing that’s inside all of us.
"That little spark, that little light. It’s inside of everybody. In some people it’s very faint and that’s all I’m trying to do.
“So we will see what people think of this film. If they want to hear more we will do more if they don’t want to hear anything I will go back to my shadow.”
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