Transformers: stars who have changed beyond recognition for the sake of roles in famous filmsBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/transformers-stars-who-have-changed-beyond-recognition-for-the-sake-of-roles-in-famous-films
For some actors, entering a role is a process similar to literal reincarnation. The physical changes that have taken place with these stars during filming are amazing. From extreme weight loss to rapid weight gain, from beauty to ugliness: these metamorphoses are surprising and confusing.
See the amazing transformations of famous actors that happened to them during the filming of cult films in our material.
A good actor is not the one who plays, but the one who lives his role. These movie stars are direct proof of that.
The amazing transformations that have taken place with Anne Hathaway, Simon Pegg and other performers of the main roles in cult films are shocking and demonstrate the actor's obsession with cinema.
Anne Hathaway. "Les Miserables "(2012)
Before: a radiant, long-haired beauty with a sweet blush on her cheeks, who was remembered by everyone as a charming girl from "The Princess Diaries" and "The Devil wears Prada".
After: the role of a starving prostitute from Les Miserables completely transformed the actress. She lost 11 kilograms to look like she was dying of tuberculosis, and cut her luxurious curls.
Matthew McConaughey. "How to get rid of a guy in ten days" (2003)
Before: a sultry, beefy hunk who drove millions of fans around the world crazy.
After: the role of an AIDS patient was a challenge for the actor. He tried not to appear in the sun for six months, so that his skin would turn deadly pale. In addition, the man in the full prime of life lost 22 kilograms and turned into a walking skeleton.
Simon Pegg. "A Zombie named Sean" (2004)
Before: old Simon was a great actor in comedies and always seemed to the audience "his own in the board".
After: the world was horrified when the star's personal trainer posted a photo after six months of the actor's diligent transformation. He lost almost 9 kilograms and reduced his body fat to 8% to play the character in the film.
Chris Hemsworth. "Thor" (2011)
Before: handsome with an athletic figure, short hair and a Hollywood smile.
After: the actor lost 6 kilograms, following a strict diet, and grew long hair. Chris called the role of the thunder god "a real challenge."
Ewan McGregor. "Fargo" (2014)
Do: the heartthrob from "Moulin Rouge" charmed all the viewers with his beauty and charm.
After: in the TV series "Fargo", the actor played two brothers at once. He gained weight to transform into a fat and balding Ray Stassi, and then put on a special slimming corset to continue playing in the image of his younger brother Emmit.
Christian Bale. "Power" (2018)
Do: The actor is known for being obsessed with his work. He often subjected his body to startling changes, sometimes going on strict diets, as in "The Machinist", for the filming of which he lost 25 kilograms, then dramatically gaining weight, as in" Batman", where he gained 44 kilograms.
After: To play former US Prime Minister Dick Cheney, Christian underwent the most difficult transformation of his life. He gained about 19 kilograms and spent 4 to 8 hours in the makeup chair every day to transform into an aging politician. Bale had to completely shave off his hair and lighten his eyebrows to make the makeup and wig fit better. Unfortunately, all this suffering did not bring him the desired "Oscar".
Rooney Mara. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011)
Before: a young blooming actress played the roles of young girls in films that correspond to her real image.
After: for the role in the cult film, Rooney lost 6 kilograms, dyed some of her hair black, and some of it was shaved off altogether. Her eyebrows were lightened, her pubic hair was pasted on, she had a temporary tattoo and a large number of piercings all over her body: four earrings in each ear, three on her eyebrows and one in her right nipple. After filming, the actress got rid of most of the piercing, but left the earring in the nipple in case of future sequels of the Oscar-winning film.
A film actor is one of the most difficult and morally exhausting professions. Reincarnating into another character, the actor loses a part of himself, and takes character traits and behavior from his hero. In addition, such sharp transformations of the body, as in these celebrities, do not pass unnoticed for health. The true sacrifice in the name of art is what distinguishes a great artist from a simple actor.