20 Most EXTREME Weight Transformations for a Movie Role
1. Anne Hathaway – Les Miserablés
For her role in Les Mis, Hathaway shed almost 20 lbs. prior to filming and lost another 15 lbs. while filming. She hoped that she would appear “close to death” on screen. She worked with a nutritionist to ensure that she remained as healthy as possible throughout the process.
2. Renee Zellweger – Bridget Jones’s Diary
To play the voluptuous, spunky character Zellweger put on 20 lbs…twice, once for the original and then for the sequel. The actress claims the first few days of pizza, cookies and garlic bread were fun, but eventually the exceptionally high glucose levels from her rich diet made her feel horribly sick.
3. Christian Bale – Machinist
This diligent actor lost almost 65 lbs. to play the role of a man who hasn’t slept in over a year as he begins to lose his mind. Although the transformation was intense and at times he thought that he might disappear, he finds physical transformation necessary for his growth as an actor.