We have seen actors who put in a lot of effort while preparing for their roles. Be it oozing weight or gaining or following a certain schedule to look perfect. There are ‘n’ number of things that they do to keep themselves in the trending list of actors. Take a look at these seven craziest things actors who have gone extra miles to prepare for roles.
1. Charlize Theron in ‘Monster’
Well, this was to an extent that “Charlize-ing yourself” turned into a verb. The actor gained some 30 pounds and also got facial prosthetics done and looked nothing like her original self. For all her work and efforts, finally, the hard work paid off when the actor won a Golden Globe, and an Oscar.
2. Anne Hathaway in ‘Les Misérables’
For the initial segment of the Tubercular nineteenth Century Sex Worker Diet, Hathway went on a wash down. Less 10 pounds. I mean just look at the diet, it was “two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day.” This was definitely crazy, but I am sure Academy Award made every bit of it worth doing.
3. Christian Bale in ‘The Machinist’
To have the kind of look he has, Christian Bale lost appx. 60 pounds (yeah!). The diet was comprised of water, an apple, and coffee. Imagine this to be your daily diet. It is really hard for anybody to follow such a schedule and a disciplined diet.
4. Kate Winslet in ‘The Reader’
Kate Winslet sure found it tough to leave her character on shooting as unknowingly she brought it back home. In fact, her kids got highly sick by her way of German pronunciation. Who would not be?
5. Rooney Mara in ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’
Well, Mara truly had herself pierced. And all this was done to depict Lisbeth Salander. Sacrificing your own look just to depict a character requires a strong will. Hats off!
6. Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in ‘Black Swan’
Playing professional Ballerinas was obviously difficult to perform for Portman and Kunis. Just for your information, those long hours of practice, started in advance (a year in advance.)
7. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in ‘Blue Valentine’
Gosling and Williams so completely drenched themselves in Derek Cianfrance’s work that Gosling almost forgot that it was just a movie and started living with his onscreen daughter as a family.
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