AceShowbiz - Christopher Meloni apparently has no qualms with stripping down in front of the camera. In commemoration of National Nude Day, the "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actor treated fans to his hunky figure as he went all out and exercised in his birthday suit for fitness company Peloton's newest advertisement video.
In the cheeky commercial released via Peloton's YouTube channel on Thursday, July 14, the 61-year-old could be seen doing his workout routine with his private parts being censored in pixels. "Apparently some people think the way I work out is strange. Honestly, I don't get it," he quipped in the footage.
Making use of his Peloton app, the veteran actor then continued with his exercises, which included meditating, yoga and kickboxing. "Me, I don't think using the Peloton app is strange at all," he went on reasoning. "Sure, they're famous for their amazing equipment, but the app gets me motivated to do lots of different workouts."
At one point in the ad, a naked Meloni went for an outdoor run in a park, baffling a couple along the way. Their dog, in the meantime, could be seen barking loudly at the "Marauders" actor. Cheekily, the commercial video translated the bark with subtitle that read, "Wow! He really does have a great app!"
The fitness ad concluded with a modification of "Law & Order" iconic intro. "In the Peloton community, users are represented by two separate, yet equally motivated groups," a narrator could be heard stating at the end. "Those who wear pants, and Christopher Meloni."
The ones behind the humorous ad were none other than Ryan Reynolds' marketing team, Maximum Effort. They were also responsible for the 2021 Peloton ad starring Chris Noth. In that commercial video, the team alluded to the shocking first episode of "And Just Like That…" that saw the demise of Noth's character, Mr. Big.
Peloton ad aside, Meloni had previously revealed that he used to exercise naked in his home gym. At the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfronts in May, he told PEOPLE, "I work out naked. It's my gym. And I don't black out the window." The father of two went on saying, "And I'm okay with that. My wife is not."
While he has no problem working out with his wife Sherman, Meloni admitted that he preferred exercising alone. "We'll hit the gym, but you know, I'm not to be spoken to. It's like interrupting a monk when he's in the middle of his monk-ing," he jokingly said.