Celebrity News

Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Tulsa King’ co-star Max Casella says he didn’t hit puberty until late 20s: ‘Horror show’

Max Casella Opening up about his pre-pubertal years.

The now 55-year-old actor made the shocking revelation that he did not enter puberty until the age of 27.

During an interview with Page Six, he revealed that he had pituitary dwarfism – a growth hormone deficiency characterized by abnormally short height – according to media outlets.

‘Tulsa King’ star Sylvester Stallone on ‘every time you drop’ for mob role: ‘Gangsters have this aura’

“I was given testosterone,” he said. “I was on growth hormones; I’m still on those things. My body didn’t go through the changes on its own.”

Actor Max Casella, now 55, made the shocking revelation that he didn't enter puberty until he was 27.

Actor Max Casella, now 55, made the shocking revelation that he didn’t enter puberty until he was 27.
(Getty Images)

“I have a malfunctioning pituitary gland from birth and basically had to jumpstart my puberty by pumping me full of testosterone and growth hormone in order for me to grow because that was not happening. I was 25, and I shaved Didn’t either.”

Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Tulsa King’ Paramount Series in New York

"Boardwalk Empire" Star Max Casella talks candidly about his growth journey during a "Tulsa King" premiere, as he co-starred with Sylvester Stallone.

“Boardwalk Empire” star Max Casella spoke candidly about his development journey during the “Tulsa King” premiere as he co-starred with Sylvester Stallone.
(Getty Images)

The “Boardwalk Empire” star spoke candidly about his growth journey during the “Tulsa King” premiere as he co-starred together Sylvester Stallone.

Sylvester Stallone Turns Down $34 Million Rambo Paycheck, Expresses Biggest Regret: ‘I Wasted Too Much Time’

“Tulsa King” tells the story of Dwight Manfredi (Stallone), as he rebuilds his life after being exiled from his family by a crime boss after 25 years in prison. Manfredi is forced to form a new family of his own in Tulsa, Oklahoma, consisting of a group of unlikely characters.

Click here to sign up for Entertainment News

"Doogie Hauser, MD" Alum Max Casella said that after meeting Stallone he "Almost sh—your pants in the moment" while working on "Tulsa king."

“Doogie Hauser, MD” alum Max Casella said he had an “almost sh-in your pants moment” while working on “Tulsa King” after meeting Stallone.
(Getty Images)

Despite Casella’s delayed puberty that allowed her to land some roles at a much younger age than her actual age, she said it was a terrifying experience.

“It was a horror show,” he remarked. “I couldn’t talk about it. No one understood it. It’s like the trans community today talks about body dysmorphia and it’s like, ‘I’m in the wrong body,’ exactly my experience. Absolutely I was a man stuck in the body of a little boy for most of my 20s until they finally pumped me full of testosterone.”

meanwhile, “Doogie Hauser, MD” The alum said he had an “almost sh-in your pants moment” after meeting Stallone.

According to the media outlet, the “The Sopranos” star confessed, “I had a poster of him on my wall when I was 10, and now I’m starring with him? It’s real.”

Click here to get Fox News App

“I’ve starred with a lot of big stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp. Sometimes it’s up or down, your experience with them, but no one like Sly, who is so much a superhero to my 10-year-old self. It was like my childhood dream.”