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Celebs in lockdown: Jonathan Boynton-Lee is eating a lot of chocolate and learning to play the piano

2020-05-01 12:40
Jonathan Boynton-Lee
Jonathan Boynton-Lee (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Former Top Billing presenter Jonathan Boynton-Lee’s onscreen life very often involves extensive travelling and experiencing some of the country’s most treasured, luxurious places. However, because of the lockdown, he’s had to stay put.

Wakes up: No set time.

“This week I’ve had quite a few shoots to do from home so it’s been early mornings on my roof.”

First thing you do after waking up? “Breakfast smoothie and strong coffee on the balcony, classical music. Or rap. Depending on required mood for the day.”

Breakfast, lunch, supper . . . “It’s different every day.

Trying to eat clean and healthy but it’s proving almost impossible. Have been eating a lot more vegetables than usual, which is good. But I’ve also been eating a lot more chocolate!”

Between meals . . . “Every day is different. If I’m not filming anything or doing interviews, I’ll do a lot of writing (we’re busy on a movie right now so fleshing out the final script). Also, busy editing a teaser for a pilot we shot before lockdown for a new series. Learning some new piano pieces, I’ve always wanted to play.

“Exercising. Watching lots of TV, I call it research LOL. Video-chatting with friends and family. Trying the meditation thing too but I’m struggling.”

Watchlist . . . “At the moment I’m watching film-making videos on the Vanity Fair YouTube channel. I’m also watching some of the masterclasses from my favourite directors and actors. Trying to watch anything and everything that will inspire creativity and productivity.”

Bedtime . . . “Yesterday was 3am. Day before that 10pm. It’s all over the place. Day and time have lost all meaning in this vacuum LOL!

“Lockdown has been an emotional rollercoaster, but I’m grateful we have technology to keep in touch with loved ones.”