I just watched “The Machinist” with Christian Bale. Wow. This was not the handsome Christian Bale I have come to know and admire. This was an actor who went waaaay beyond what most actors do to prepare for a role. He lost 60 pounds. And, if you believe Wikipedia, this is how he did it:
He ate one apple and one can of tuna per day.
I live in awe of people like Renee Zellweger, Tom Hanks or George Clooney who can gain or lose thirty pounds for a role, and do it effortlessly, or so it would appear. Zellweger went from “Bridget Jones” to “Chicago.” She shrugged and said “you just do the math.”
Math indeed. I know all about the math, and it doesn’t seem to help.
An apple and a can of tuna a day. Must have been one hell of a good apple.
Maybe a honeycrisp.