Foods to Eat to Gain Weight
Foods Actors Eat to Gain Weight for Roles
Most of us don't want to gain weight. But when an actor needs to fill out for a role, there are certain foods to eat to gain weight.
I am a movie and TV nut. I love watching a good film or television show then checking out the actors and background of the movie or show on Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Occasionally I see a line like this one in Laura Linney's Bio section:
"Gained about 20 pounds for her role in Kinsey (2004), mainly by eating Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts."
Wow! Then I wonder how many doughnuts she ate and how long it took to gain 20 pounds! And then how did she lose the weight?
Information Source: IMDb Laura Linney Bio.
Laura Linney ate doughnuts to gain weight
for her part in Kinsey.
Kinsey - Starring Laura Linney (20 pounds heavier), Liam Neeson, Chris O'Donnel, Peter Sarsgaard
In an interview with Close-Up Film, Laura Linney was asked, "It's been said that you piled on 30 pounds for Kinsey?"
She replied (laughs), "It has grown in number. I was told I'd gained 40 pounds! But no it was 22 or 23 pounds ... I did it by eating glazed donuts, my favourite food group. It really was easy to put the weight on, I couldn't believe it."
Source: Close-Up Film.
Laura Linney Gained Weight for Kinsey
Laura Linney said she used the Zone diet to lose the weight near the end of filming Kinsey.
She started filming the movie P.S. two days after Kinsey finished filming so she wore a fat suit the final days of filming while losing weight for the new movie role.
Source: Close-Up Film
Doughnuts contain lots of simple carbohydrates, and they are mostly sugar. Sugar makes your body release insulin, which tells your body to store fat.
Yogurt & fruit juice are "healthy" foods that also have lots of sugar. Better options: eat fresh fruit or vegetables & plain yogurt (not sweetened).
Renee Zellwegger Gained Weight for the Bridget Jones Movies
Renee Zellwegger also ate doughnuts
as well as Snicker bars and drank milkshakes
to gain weight to play Bridget Jones.
Bridget Jones's Diary - Renee Zellweger (30 pounds heavier), Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
In her role as Bridget Jones, Renee Zellwegger gained 30 pounds for her role in the first movie and 20 pounds for The Edge of Reason, the second Bridget Jones movie.
According to celebritydietdoctor, Renee gained about 30 pounds for the first Bridget Jones movie. She ate lots of doughnuts, milkshakes, Snicker bars, and "anything calorie-laden."
For the second Bridget Jones move, she gained about 20 pounds and ate a more healthy diet that included fish oil, avocados, and flax seed.
This information is provided on her IMDb Bio page:
"It saddens me every day when people come up and say, 'OK, how did you lose that weight?' I can't speak about it because I am not an authority on weight loss. I am just not. I am not challenged with a medical situation that's weight-related and that I need to pay attention to". [on the weight she lost after Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)].
It was very exciting for me to fill out Bridget's dresses. It felt really great. I didn't feel any different. I didn't feel uncomfortable, and I didn't feel as if it changed my life. I got such positive responses from the fellows in my life while I looked like Bridget Jones. I had a lot of friends who said I should think about keeping some of the weight on. I have to say I agreed, because there were certain things about it I liked very much. But, of course, I'm a girl, and I thought, 'Ugh, no.' Like anybody, I want to look my best."
Renee Zellwegger said this about getting back to a small size after filming Bridget Jones's Diary,
"It was horrible. On one side
it's fantastic because you get
to go back to taking care of yourself,
so you feel wonderful, but the
first lap around the track I felt like
I had a toddler on my back."
Source: Daily Mail
Charlize Theron Gained Weight for Monster
Charlize Theron ate doughnuts and
potato chips to become Aileen Wuornos
for the movie Monster.
Monster - Charlize Theron (30 pounds heavier), Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern
Charlize Theron gained more than 30 pounds to play Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute turned serial killer.
Theron ate doughnuts and potato chips to beef up for the role. She lost the weight within two months after filming.
According to celebrityweightgain, "In order to reverse weight gain, or just simply get a lean, athletic body, it's best to keep your carbs complex (whole, dark grains, fiber-rich foods) and avoid the super processed simple stuff. If you're eating foods that aren't processed and sugary, you won't even need to count calories."
Charlize Theron began filming the movie Head in the Clouds immediately after making Monster.
She dropped the weight that she'd gained by going back to her normal eating and exercise habits,
according to interviews.
Source: Spliced Wire
Men Gain Weight
Read about Stars Who Gained Weight for Movies Roles including George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Chris Pratt.
Read More About Actors' Weight Gain and Loss
- Renee Zellweger's Amazing Weight Control
After gaining weight for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) and then rapidly losing it, Renee Zellweger has attracted her fair share of scrutiny. How did she do it?
- Renee Zellweger: Weight Gain Round 3
It's official, Renee Zellweger will yet again pack on the pounds for the third installment of the Bridget Jones Diaries. Â Yes the movies are fabulous but what is this woman doing to her body?
- Charlize Theron Weight Gain | Celebrity Weight Gain
Charlize Theron Weight Gain for the movie Monster. In this 2003 movie, Theron plays Aileen Wuomos, street-walker turned serial killer.
- Close-Up Film Features -- Interview with Actress Laura Linney
Close-Up Film is a regularly updated on-line UK film magazine. Interview with Laura Linney about the movie Kinsey.
- SPLICEDwire | Charlize Theron interview for "Monster" (2003)
Charlize Theron interview, Monster movie review, director, stars.
- Renee Zellweger: 'Putting on weight again for Bridget Jones 3 might kill me' | Mail Online
She is clearly tempted by the prospect but Renee Zellweger - like her most famous screen creation - has weight issues to deal with before she will play Bridget Jones again.
The Moral of the Story
If you want to lose weight,
don't eat doughnuts.
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