Transformations That Will Make You Go Wow
09th April, 2020
Celebrities often undergo drastic physical transformations for a role or simply to live a healthy life. These, unquestionably, give us major workout goals. Yes, we know that celebs have expert trainers at their fingertips, but they also have determination and commitment. So, if you want to transform yourself but are feeling a tad bit uninspired, here is the much-needed motivation.
Robert De Niro
One of De Niro’s iconic roles is that of boxer Jake LaMotta in the 1980 Oscar-winning Raging Bull. To capture the essence and look of the boxer, the actor had to put on 20 pounds of muscle mass by training with LaMotta.
When playing Lara Croft’s role in Tomb Raider, Oscar-winning Alicia Vikander put on almost 12 pounds of muscle mass while losing fat. The actress followed a strict keto diet for seven weeks and ate only 1,900 calories a day.
For his role in 1998’s American History X, Norton gained almost 30 pounds of muscle mass in a short span of three months! The actor ate five meals a day and followed a rigorous compounded workout that pushed his body to the point of exhaustion.
Bagging an Oscar for the Best Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club was not an easy task. To prepare for the role of a Stage 4 HIV/AIDS patient, McConaughey shed almost 50 pounds by eating veggies and drinking lots of wine. c
To play the role of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, the then 28-year old Theron had to put on almost 30 pounds. To top it off, the award-winning actress had already shed all the extra pounds by the time the movie premiered.
For his warrior role in the disaster epic Pompeii, Kit Harrington gained 28 pounds of muscle mass over a span of five weeks. To achieve this, the GOT star had to consume 5000 calories per day and follow a strict exercise regimen.
Black Swan was taxing for Natalie Portman, but it was just as taxing for Kunis. The That ‘70s Show actress also lost around 20 pounds to look as petite as a ballerina.
Comedian and actor Jason Segel had a massive transformation for his role alongside Cameron Diaz in Sex Tape. There are reports that the actor allegedly lost almost 30 pounds. He attributes his transformation to cutting down on midnight snacks and living a healthy lifestyle.
Ryan Reynolds gained 25 pounds of muscle and reduced his body fat to 8% for his role in Blade: Trinity. The actor transformed even more for his role in Deadpool and Deadpool 2 by clocking three-hour workouts, six days a week.
For his role in 300, Gerard Butler went on an exercise regimen that is now known as the “300 Workout”. The actor gained healthy muscle by training six days a week for four months. His routine included circuits that combined weight training and cardio.
In 2004, we saw Bale lose a whopping 60 pounds for The Machinist, bringing his weight down to 120 pounds. Within five months, Bale had to put on 100 pounds and then lose some as he began shooting for Batman Begins.
After being cast in The Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani had to train hard to achieve a muscle-packed body. The comedian followed a stringent diet and exercise regimen that brought his body fat percentage down to a meager 10%.
Natalie Portman won many awards for her role in the psychological drama Black Swan. But, this didn’t come easy. The actor lost around 20 pounds after following a punishing exercise routine and diet plan. Let’s not forget; she spent eight hours a day in rehearsal.
Chris Pratt went from being goofy Andy on Parks and Recreation to a fit Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy after shedding 60 pounds over a period of six months. The actor worked relentlessly with Gaver and nutritionists to achieve these results.
The actor has had fluctuating weight throughout his film career. However, Hill began his transformation journey back in 2011. The actor went on to lose around 36 pounds for his role in the Academy-award-nominated movie Moneyball.
Tom Hardy outdid himself when he took on the role of supervillain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Aside from his stellar acting, the actor also underwent a massive transformation and gained almost 30 pounds of muscle mass.
Jake Gyllenhaal had to bulk up to play a professional boxer in Southpaw. The actor revealed that he trained for six hours each day for six months to gain 45 pounds of lean muscle mass.
Zac Efron went from a lean young lad to a jacked-up hottie for the 2017 remake of Baywatch. The actor packed on 10 pounds of pure lean muscle to play the role of an ex-olympian-swimmer-turned-lifeguard.
American rapper and singer Missy Elliot flaunted her fit body back in 2014. She reportedly lost 70 pounds after committing to a healthy lifestyle after she was diagnosed with Graves’ disease back in 2008.
Adele is a musical goddess, and her recent transformation is truly an inspiration. The Grammy-winning singer reportedly lost 100 pounds by following a Sirtfood diet and a healthy exercise routine. The Sirtfood diet was also linked to her transformation journey back in 2016.
Henry Cavill could probably crush a watermelon with his bare hands. The already-fit actor had to bulk up further for his role in The Witcher. The 200-pound actor apparently kept ripping his leather pants with his jacked physique. Does anyone have this on reel?
To play the role of tennis legend Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes, the actor gained around 15 pounds of muscle mass to have an athletic body, which is contrary to her usual petite figure.
To play the role of the God of Thunder in Thor (2011), Hemsworth gained around 20 pounds. The A-list actor did so by following a strict diet and stringent exercise plan set by former Navy SEAL Duffy Gaver.