Ray Romano reveals how his Irishman co-star Al Pacino inspired him to start exercising again on Ellen

Ray Romano credited the iconic actor Al Pacino, who he co-starred with on Martin Scorsese's upcoming film The Irishman, with getting back into shape.

The 61 year old actor appeared on Wednesday's episode of Ellen to promote The Irishman, which is currently in theaters and debuts on Netflix November 27.

While in production, Romano revealed his 79 year old co-star started him on the path of exercising once again.

Inspired: Ray Romano credited the iconic actor Al Pacino, who he co-starred with on Martin Scorsese's upcoming film The Irishman, with getting back into shape

Inspired: Ray Romano credited the iconic actor Al Pacino, who he co-starred with on Martin Scorsese's upcoming film The Irishman, with getting back into shape

'Pacino actually inspired me, accidentally, to start exercising,' Romano said, which drew laughs from the studio audience.

'They aged me up, like I was 40 in one scene, 70 in the other, so when I was 70 they put a little fat suit under my shirt,' Romano added.

He added that they went to lunch and came back to film a scene with Pacino, who was confused what age they were supposed to be in this scene. 

Inspired: 'Pacino actually inspired me, accidentally, to start exercising,' Romano said, which drew laughs from the studio audience

Inspired: 'Pacino actually inspired me, accidentally, to start exercising,' Romano said, which drew laughs from the studio audience

'Me and Pacino have a scene and we're sitting across and I could see he got scared that he lost track of am I supposed to be 40 or 70 and he looks at me and goes, "Ray, I didn't know you were wearing the fat suit," and I went, "I'm not, Al."'

While the studio audience laughed at the story, Romano said he was, 'bloated, I had just came from lunch and I made my New Year's resolution right there.' 

He also joked that incident was like the male equivalent of asking a woman if she's pregnant, saying, 'What do you do if they're not due?'

Ray and Al: 'Me and Pacino have a scene and we're sitting across and I could see he got scared that he lost track of am I supposed to be 40 or 70 and he looks at me and goes, "Ray, I didn't know you were wearing the fat suit," and I went, "I'm not, Al"'

Ray and Al: 'Me and Pacino have a scene and we're sitting across and I could see he got scared that he lost track of am I supposed to be 40 or 70 and he looks at me and goes, "Ray, I didn't know you were wearing the fat suit," and I went, "I'm not, Al"'

Romano, who's best known for his hit comedy series Everybody Loves Raymond, added he cannot believe he got to be in this film with Pacino, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and more.

He said that he first worked with director Martin Scorsese on HBO's Vinyl, when he directed the pilot episode.

'Once he likes you and you get in that little rolodex, he uses a lot of the same people, so for this he just offered me the role,' Romano says. 

No comedy: Romano, who's best known for his hit comedy series Everybody Loves Raymond, added he cannot believe he got to be in this film with Pacino, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and more

No comedy: Romano, who's best known for his hit comedy series Everybody Loves Raymond, added he cannot believe he got to be in this film with Pacino, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and more

He said Scorsese offering him the role, 'terrified me,' because he sent in a tape for his audition on Vinyl and he could see what he could do.

'But this one he's just offering it to me and I'm like, "How does he know? What if I suck?' I didn't get fired,' he added. 

The Irishman is based on Charles Brandt's book about Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a mafia hitman who claims to have killed Jimmy Hoffa.

Terrified: He said Scorsese offering him the role, 'terrified me,' because he sent in a tape for his audition on Vinyl and he could see what he could do

Terrified: He said Scorsese offering him the role, 'terrified me,' because he sent in a tape for his audition on Vinyl and he could see what he could do

Ray Romano reveals how his Irishman co-star Al Pacino inspired him to start exercising on Ellen

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