Hollywood is a neighbourhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. It is known as the home of the U.S film industry. It includes several of its historic studios, and its name has become a reference for the industry and the people associated with it. Hollywood produces over 100 films every year. Acting is known to be a job that takes an incredible amount of skill and dedication. It often goes beyond wearing makeup, costumes or fake moustache. Here are a few actors from Hollywood who underwent weight change to suit their characters.
Christopher Michael Pratt is an American actor who rose to prominence for his roles in television, particularly as Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, which was critically acclaimed. Chris Pratt has been a part of commercially successful film franchises like the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, among others. His other hits include Jurassic World, Passengers and many more. The Hollywood star has undergone a tremendous body transformation over the years, weighing almost 300lbs as the highest. He lost over 70lbs to fit in the role as Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. Chris Pratt also regularly speaks about his weight loss journey openly on social media and about the pressure that he faced to stay in shape for the industry.
Matthew Paige Damon is an American film producer, actor and screenwriter. He is ranked as the most bankable stars and the highest-grossing actors of all time by Forbes. Matt Damon made his professional debut in acting in the film Mystic Pizza. He rose to fame in 1997, when he starred in the movie Good Will Hunting, he also wrote this film. In the film, The Martian, Matt Damon played a character where he finds himself stranded on a planet alone. Reportedly, for the role, the actor lost about 30 to 40 pounds within six months to fit the requirement of the character.
Natalie Portman is a filmmaker and an actor. She made her acting in the feature film Leon: The Professional. Natalie Portman gained international recognition for starring in Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace which was critically acclaimed. Her other hits include Star Wars prequel trilogy, V for Vendetta, No strings attached, Black Swan and many more. Natalie Portman reportedly revealed the schedule she endured for her role in Black Swan as a ballerina. In an interview with a reputed daily, she disclosed how she lost 20lb to fit her character, eating carrots and almonds and spending eight hours in rehearsals. She mentioned that there were some nights she thought she would die and it was the first time that she understood how one gets so wrapped up in a role that it almost takes a person down.
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