Preparing for a role isn’t just about memorizing lines and reciting them in front of the camera. On many occasions, actors need to experience dramatic physical transformations to interpret their characters better.
We gathered for you 10 Hollywood celebrities who had to change their bodies a lot for some roles in films, and they did it.
10. Zac Efron
Zac Efron has come a long way from being a skinny teenager to becoming a handsome guy. His fantastic transformation reached its peak after he was confirmed as a rescuer in the recent success of “Baywatch.” To obtain a beach-worthy physique, he notably lowered his body fat and trained with his on-screen friend Dwayne Johnson before each set.
9. Chris Pratt
Pratt replaced his beer belly with the pack of 6 crunches after losing 27 kilos in 6 months. The actor needed to reshape his body a bit for his roles in the blockbuster sequels “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World”, which will probably keep him going with his new look for years to come.
8. Paul Rudd
Action films expect nothing less from their stars than to be in excellent physical shape throughout the entire recording process. To give his best performance to the movie “Ant-Man,” Paul Rudd needed to build an athletic body, removing anything nice from his diet and concentrating on intense exercises every day for a year. Interpreting a hero implies sacrifices.
7. Mark Wahlberg
Having two months to prepare for his role as a bodybuilder in the film “Blood, Sweat and Glory,” Wahlberg had the unspoken goal of reaching the size of his co-star Dwayne Johnson. He climbed 18 kilos, eating up to 10 times a day. Although he has relaxed a bit, the hard work he put into increasing his muscles is still noticeable every time he appears on the screen.
6. Chris Evans
After having played a superhero before, Chris Evans wasn’t in severe form at all. But when he was confirmed for the iconic role of Captain America, he had to take his physical preparation to the next level. The actor juggled food and training every time he had a break on the set to grow his muscles a little more.
5. Ryan Reynolds
Get up at 4 in the morning, have a hard training session in the gym and have an unappetizing diet. This is the routine that Reynolds had to follow every day to become a superhero before he could put on his Deadpool suit.
4. Kevin Hart
On his way to becoming a superstar comedian, Kevin Hart’s muscles grew along with his fame, as he was training hard to become a real tough guy. His improved physical condition took him to the point where he was able to run marathons. His determination has been beneficial to his overall health and will surely keep him in shape from here on out.
3. Jake Gyllenhaal
For the role of the boxing champion in “Redemption,” Gyllenhaal had to be in perfect physical condition. Apparently, the actor was so committed to perfecting his figure that he extended his original routine from 3 hours a day to 6, which is probably also why his relationship at the time ended.
2. Hugh Jackman
In charge of giving life to the character of Wolverine, Hugh Jackman maintained a strict diet while preparing for films that demanded an incredibly high-calorie consumption and reject alcohol and sugar. The actor even had to dehydrate for a day every time he made a scene without a shirt to look as healthy as possible on set.
1. J. K. Simmons
Since working on projects such as “Terminator Genesis” and “The Justice League,” JK Simmons has dedicated himself to living a healthy lifestyle and being in the best possible shape.The 62-year-old actor has an incredibly intense routine that few people his age would have the will to carry.