15 Celebrities Who Went on Extreme Diets for a Movie Role

2. Charlize Theron for Tully

Charlize Theron in the film "Tully"

Charlize Theron in the film Tully | Tully Movie via Instagram

  • She gained 50 pounds for her role. 

She’s no stranger to gaining and losing weight for movie roles, as we remember her transformation in Monster. Entertainment Tonight reports Charlize Theron gained close to 50 pounds for her role as Marlo in Tully. Theron said that “for the first time in my life I was eating so much processed foods and I drank way too much sugar. … I remember having to set my alarm in the middle of the night in order to just maintain [the weight].”

Theron also said it was commonplace for her to wake up in the middle of the night and eat cold macaroni and cheese to keep the weight on.

Next: This actor ate a shockingly low number of calories for this role.

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