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Ben Foster took performance-enhancing drugs to get into character as Lance Armstrong – VIDEO

His role as disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in upcoming film The Program is the biggest of his career so far, and actor Ben Foster went all out to get into character.

Ben foster plays Lance Armstrong in The Program (Picture: Studio Canal)


The 34-year-old has admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs as research to play the former Tour de France champion.

While he won’t reveal exactly what he took, Ben does admit that the steroids had some serious side effects and says he’s only just recovered physically.

‘These are very serious chemicals and they affect your body in real ways, ’ says Ben.

Read the full story by Tamara Hardingham-Gill for


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Ben Foster was raised Jewish, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. His paternal grandparents were Celia (Segal) and Abraham Foster, who was a prominent judge and politician in Boston.



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